Winter Hazards

Ice on the sidewalk isn’t the only hazard that pedestrians face in the winter.  Long, sharp icicles looming overhead pose another threat.  Last Saturday, while walking down Universiteto street in Vilnius, I observed a large chunk of snow come crashing down from the roof of a building.  Fortunately no one was standing in that particular spot at that particular moment.  As long as the temperature stays below freezing, we are mostly safe.  But once it starts to warm up, be careful of snow and ice overhead!

Icicles hanging off a building on Gedimino street in Kaunas

The construction tape warns pedestrians not to get too close to the building

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Creating academic and public environments for the humanities to flourish Researching Soviet and Eastern European history Engaging people and ideas as a writer and interviewer Traveling as much as possible View all posts by amanda

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