Watch Out For Icicles

STAUNTON, Va. - Now that the snow is over, you're going to want to watch out for danger looming from above. This is the time icicles typically pop up.

They usually form on roofs and gutters when dripping water freezes.

As icicles begin to thaw, it is possible for them to come crashing down possibly hurting someone.

The weight can also damage gutters which could be costly.

Even though there aren't a lot of cases of people getting hurt it by them -- in our area, they are still dangerous and pose a threat.

"Just be aware of overhanging. The snow, ice melting, and thawing out, coming off the roof and just be aware of over hangs and the potential for it to let loose and fall, just be aware around buildings with gutters and always be cautious overhead," says Justin Siron with the Staunton Fire Department.

Experts suggest using a broom or long object to remove the icicles.


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