Yes there is a fire hydrant under all that snow. This is an extreme example of a buried hydrant. Tough first winter for this brand new fireplug. "Can't get no respect around here."
Evanston Now relayed a notice from the City of Evanston reminding folks to clear snow away from their hydrant. Why? If there is a fire you don't want firefighters wasting time looking for a water source and clearing away the snow. The city of Chicago has an exhaustive webpage covering the do's and don'ts of snow removal from sidewalks. "Do not pile snow around fire hydrants". (Pictures taken from this morning.)
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|Before snow removal the fire hydrant is almost completely hidden|
|Thanks! Easier to breath now.|