The winter is upon us in Montana, which means brutal conditions for many, but one city is trying to make it a little more bearable.

Montana can be a harsh place to live during the winter, and we deal with several terrible issues. Icy roads, blizzards, and wind chill will make you rethink calling Montana home.

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Many locals have different ways of coping with the cold and these conditions, including snow tires, heated steering wheels, remote car starters, insulated pants, and more. These are all great ways to help deal with Montana winters.

Photo by Donna Elliot via Unsplash
Photo by Donna Elliot via Unsplash

One of the worst problems residents deal with is snowy sidewalks. Sidewalks get slammed with snow and ice, which can be an issue for locals on the older side. Shoveling snow can be a difficult task for elderly folks or disabled individuals, and they need our help.

Bozeman wants to help with that problem.

The City of Bozeman is starting a program called Snow Angels. This city initiative wants to connect people with folks who need help clearing their sidewalks and driveways.

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If you want to volunteer, the city will match you to folks in need close to you. Plus, the folks you help should have a snow shovel you can use. It's always nice when you don't have to haul your snow gear across town.

I shovel snow for my parents every Christmas, and it's a massive weight off their shoulders. Shoveling heavy snow can be an intense workout, and for folks who aren't able-bodied or young, it can be extremely tough.

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Plus, there have been people in other states who have had heart attacks from shoveling snow.

This is a fantastic idea by the City of Bozeman, and if you need help or want to shovel, check out the Snow Angel program.

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