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Weathering the Storm: Safety Tips for Ice and Snow

Updated Nov. 10, 2014

Winter can be a beautiful time of year, with its snowy landscapes and clear, starry nights — but cold weather can bring its challenges, too. Whether you’re hibernating at home or braving the roads, here are some tips to help keep you safe:

On the Road

Snow Shovel with TruckSpotlight on Safety: 5 Winter Driving Tips

Winter driving tips to help prepare you for whatever Jack Frost throws your way this winter.

 

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How to Survive a Night in Your Car

If the unexpected happens, here’s how to make it through a freezing night in your car and ride out events until help can arrive.

 

 

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4 Car Care Tips for Extreme Weather

We’ve put together a list of tips for driving in any “extreme”—take our advice and you’ll be prepared to face nearly anything Mother Nature throws at you.

 

Winter DrivingWinter Driving Tips

During bad weather, the best way to avoid an accident is not to drive at all. But, if you must drive, keep these tips in mind.

 

 

At Home

Ice storm power outageBlackout! How to Prepare for a Power Outage

There are four categories to keep in mind when planning and preparing for a possible power outage emergency, whether it’s for an ice storm or any potential cause.

 

Carbon Monoxide SafetyCarbon Monoxide Safety Tips for Chimney and Furnace Season

Furnaces, stoves, ovens, water heaters and blocked chimney vents can all be potential sources of carbon monoxide, or CO. Here’s how to stay safe as you cozy up at home.

 

shut off waterHow to Shut Off Utilities in an Emergency

If a water pipe bursts in the cold, you’ll need to know how to shut off the main water shut-off valve. Here are some tips on how to do just that.

 

Shoveling Snow #2 Shoveling Snow: Who’s Responsible, the Renter or the Landlord?

The responsibility for snow removal varies depending on your location and the agreement with your landlord. Here’s what to do.

 

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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes — and Steps to Take When the Mercury Drops

Taking precautionary steps to protect your plumbing may help you avoid cleaning up after a burst pipe. Here’s what you can do before and after the temperature drops.

 

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How to Prevent Ice Dams on Your Roof

Ice dams form when warm air from inside your home melts snow on the roof. Here are some ways to prevent them from forming.

 


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