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    Hillel Glazer

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    7 Types of Snow Crystals and Their Impact on Your Facility Maintenance Plan

    Posted by Hillel Glazer on Aug 3, 2017 5:09:48 AM

    To many people, snow is just snow. If you take a closer look, there are different types of snow crystals.

    The predominant factor in what shape it forms is temperature, but a lot happens from when a snowflake forms and hits the ground. They can collide, melt, combine with water droplets, and pass through different temperature variations in the atmosphere.

    All of this affects the final nature of the snow as it hits the ground on your premises. All snow and ice is slippery and presents a slip and fall hazard. The question is, should your facility maintenance plan include the fine details on the main types of snow crystals and the impact on the effectiveness of your plan?

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