If your usual walk from your home, route to work or area is affected by snow and/or inclement weather, you'll find some useful information in this section.
Walking on Snow or Ice
No matter how well the snow and ice is removed from car parks and footpaths, pedestrians will still encounter some slippery surfaces when walking outdoors in bad winter. Avoid boots or shoes with smooth soles and heels, such as runners. Instead, wear shoes or boots that provide traction on snow and ice; boots made of non-slip rubber or with grooved soles are best. Wear reflective armbands or vests so drivers can see you. Assume that all wet, dark areas on footpaths are slippery and icy. Dew or water vapor can freeze on cold surfaces, forming an extra-thin, nearly invisible layer of ice that can look like a wet spot on the footpath, so Walk on designated walkways as much as possible.
What to watch for