RHINELANDER - Snow piles grow bigger and bigger with throughout the winter. But you don't want that snow to pile up just anywhere around the house.
Covering up vents and meters on the side of your house could be dangerous. If snow is blocking an appliance vent, it could cause maintance problems or worse.
"With carbon monoxide being odorless and tasteless and you can't see it, there's a chance of carbon monoxide poisoning," says Evelyn Weyker, WPS Gas Engineer.
That's just another reason why Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) encourages homeowners to have a carbon monoixde detector in your home. You also want to keep the METER along the side of your house free from snow.
"When you've got your snow plow, you want to make sure you're not pushing that snow up against the gas meter or the regulator on the side of the house because it could block the vent from your regulator and then that would cause your regulator not to work properly and then you'd overpressure your equipment," says Weyker.
Icicles can also cause problems if they fall on meters. Therefore, it is best to keep your house clear of them.
RHINELANDER - Wild Instincts celebrated the release of BBC's "Supercharged Otters," which filmed at Wild Instincts in Rhinelander.
Saturday's viewing at Rouman Cinema in Rhinelander had a complementary showing of the episode.
The episode features otters that spent seven months with Rehabilitation Director Mark Naniot and his team.
The episode gives people a look into the life of an otter.
"Like everything else it's the web of life. Everything's all interconnected and even if it's just the pure enjoyment of watching an otter swim or catch a fish and seeing how playful they are sliding down a mudslide or sliding through the snow that alone is immeasurable really," said Naniot.
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