Winter’s pending arrival is a good time to remind ourselves of the potential hazards of snow and ice on our community’s sidewalks, roads and parking areas. In spite of the diligent efforts of your association’s snow and ice removal contractor, slippery conditions may still exist during and after snow or ice weather events. A condition particularly difficult to address is “thawing and re-freezing” of snow and ice on cleared surfaces. This occurs when the warmer temperatures during the day thaw the snow that has accumulated on lawns and in piles left by the contractor, creating water runoff onto sidewalks, roads, and parking areas. That water then tends to freeze during the colder night hours, creating slippery conditions the following morning and sometimes throughout the day. Please be careful of such conditions at all times during the winter months, and immediately report to your property manager any slippery areas you see in your neighborhood.