ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) - School officials in St. Paul, Minnesota are hoping new “ice alert” signs will help reduce the number of ice-related slips and falls this winter.
The Ice Alert signs are intended to remind people when icy conditions are present. The signs have a temperature-sensitive indicator that will turn from silver to blue when temperatures fall below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a statement from St. Paul Public Schools.
The signs are being piloted at 10 schools in the district that had the highest occurrences of ice-related slips and falls over the past three years, including Como Park Senior High School, Johnson Senior High School, Highland Park Elementary School and Obama Elementary School.
“We will be tracking the data and hope to see some improvement by next spring,” St. Paul Public Schools spokesperson Toya Stewart Downey said in an email to Fox 9.
If the signs prove effective, they may be installed at other schools throughout the district the following year.