When the skies open in winter and your yard turns into a Pure Michigan winter wonderland, the same applies to your driveway and sidewalks.
If you still remove snow the old-fashioned way, with a shovel and elbow grease, there are some rules you should follow to protect your health.
Three Michigan cities are among the top 10 American cities with the highest average annual snowfall totals, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
But even if you live in an area with less snowfall, you should know the best – and safest – way to shovel.
According to the National Safety Council, snow shoveling is responsible for thousands of injuries and as many as 100 deaths each year nationwide. The Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA) offers these tips to safe shoveling: