We have finally got some snow around here and my kids have already been hard at work digging their first tunnel through the snow piles for the year, which means it is time for some snow tunnel safety rules.
As a kid I spent a lot of time with my fellow kid gang members digging tunnels and forts in the piles of snow that resulted from clearing the common driveway and parking spaces in our townhouse complex. Due to the size of the snow mounds we were able to build some impressive snow complexes. At the time we didn’t think too much about the risks of what we were doing. Fortunately we only experienced a few tunnel collapses when someone was inside and none of them resulted in any significant consequences. [Read more…]