Winter Excavation

During January, safety concerns turn to avoiding frostbite and the dangers of snowdrifts and icy roads.  But the dangers of damaging underground utility lines are an year round concern.

Granted excavation slows during winter when the ground freezes, but it doesn’t completely stop.  South Dakota averages 2,300 one-call notifications during January.

While your first thoughts may be keeping warm while you’re working outside, don’t forget to contact South Dakota 811 first.  If you think repairs are rough in the summer months, imagine them in January.

South Dakota 811 is open for your locate requests 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  You can speak with a live agent by dialing 811.  If you prefer, simply enter your requests online.  Homeowners can click HERE to reach the Homeowner Portal.  Professional excavators can request locates online HERE.

Until next week, safe digging.

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