July 1, 2016

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Fourth of July Holiday Safety Tips

Dear Stakeholder:

The SouthEast Connector Project Team wishes you an enjoyable—and safe—Fourth of July holiday by providing the following safety tips:


  • Place the grill away from your home, deck railings, and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
  • Before you start grilling, refer to the manufacturer’s instruction for lightning the fuel, whether it’s propane or charcoal.
  • Keep children and pets away from the grill area and never leave your grill unattended.
  • Periodically remove grease or fat buildup in trays below the grill to prevent it from catching fire.
  • When you are finished grilling, let the coals completely cool before disposing in a metal container.


The safest way to view fireworks is at a professional, public fireworks display, but if you do choose to have your own:

  • Obey all local laws: It is illegal to possess or use fireworks within the Truckee Meadows and North Lake Tahoe Fire Districts including areas of Washoe County.
  • Know your fireworks before using them by reading the caution labels and performance descriptions.
  • Fireworks should only be used outside and away from buildings and vehicles.
  • Never give fireworks to children.
  • Wear safety glasses when shooting fireworks.
  • Light one firework at a time and then quickly move away.
  • Dispose of spent fireworks by wetting them down and placing them in a metal trash container away from combustible materials.

Construction operations will break for the holiday weekend and will resume on Tuesday, July 5.

For more information please call the project hotline at (775) 789-9832 or email Info@SouthEastConnector.com. For additional information and to sign-up to receive updates visit SouthEastConnector.com

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The project team celebrates the warm weather and holiday weekend with a summer BBQ party.  

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