Prepare for this weekend's blockbuster snowstorm

Jan 22, 2016, 12:42 ET from Troy-Bilt

CLEVELAND, Jan. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- With several feet of snowfall and harsh winds expected to hit parts of the East Coast this weekend, many are preparing both their indoors and outdoors for all that Winter Storm Jonas will bring. These anticipated blizzard-like conditions are driving individuals to brace for the worst, as damaged trees and power outages are likely, due to the heavy snow and ice.  

To help keep driveways and walkways clear of accumulation, Troy-Bilt® – a leading manufacturer of outdoor power equipment – offers a full line of snow throwers for every type of winter environment. 

Whether you're preparing for 2" or 2' of snow, here are some tips to keep in mind when it comes to preparing for and maintaining snow removal.

  • Don't skimp on safety – Snow and ice can create dangerous outdoor conditions no matter what winter activity you're doing, so take as many safety precautions as possible to prevent injury. You should always reference your snow thrower owner's manual and make sure you're dressed in the appropriate attire before heading out into the cold to operate your equipment. After clearing your driveway, make sure it and any other areas you clear are salted to maintain removal and prevent injury.
  • Be prepared – Watch the forecast and what's happening outside. If snow starts to fall quickly and sticks to the ground, try to keep up with snow removal as best you can. In such conditions like Winter Storm Jonas, a three-stage snow thrower like the Vortex™ 2490 Snow Thrower works best as it quickly breaks down snow and ice, and removes it with ease.
  • Shovel smart – If you're using a shovel to clear snow, be mindful of how much strain you place on your back and legs. Improper motion can leave you with pulled muscles or other physical aches after cleanup.
  • Know your surroundings – Snow can fall pretty quickly and make it difficult to see clearly while clearing your driveway. To help ensure your safety and keep you from running your snow thrower off your driveway or sidewalk, outline designated clearing areas with stakes and colored flags prior to snowfall. The stakes serve as directional guides during cleanup to help you stay on task and from damaging parts of your lawn.
  • Remove snow with caution – Be aware of where snow is being thrown from equipment, as it can throw small debris and cause injury. Avoid throwing snow into the street or in the direction of bystanders at all times. To prevent this from occurring, point the chute in the opposite direction.  

For more tips on proper snow removal and information about Troy-Bilt snow throwers, visit


In 1937, Troy-Bilt introduced the first American-made rototiller and since then has expanded its legendary expertise and durable product line to create a complete selection of the industry's finest lawn and garden tools. The company's award-winning product line includes top-quality tractors, mowers, tillers, cultivators, trimmers, snow throwers and a variety of outdoor power tools. Troy-Bilt machines are built to last and engineered to take on the toughest challenges to make jobs simpler and safer. Headquartered in Valley City, Ohio, and with multiple manufacturing locations across the country, including Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi, Troy-Bilt is committed to the communities it's a part of and keeping America working as hard as it can. For more information, visit or Troy-Bilt's Facebook Page.

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