Weathering the Storm: Winter Safety Tips for Ice and Snow
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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 Spotlight… Allstate https://blog.allstate.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/blizzard_000001099678_dareius.jpg
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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.

 

Survive a Night in a Car
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How to Survive a Night in Your Car
If the unexpected happens, here’s how to help 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 this advice and you may be prepared to face nearly anything Mother Nature throws at you.

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

 

Do You Know What Your Check Engine Light Means?

Many situations can trigger your check engine light. Do you know what they are? When it comes on, do you know what to do? Find out here:

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 help 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.

prevent pipes from freezing How to Prevent Frozen Pipes — and Steps to Take When the Mercury Drops
Taking precautionary steps to help protect your plumbing may help you avoid cleaning up after a burst pipe. Some tips to consider.

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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 help prevent them from forming.