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Weathering the Storm: Safety Tips for Ice and Snow

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 on Safety: 5 Winter… Allstate https://i1.wp.com/blog.allstate.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/cars-parked-on-the-street-covered-in-snow_iStock.jpg?fit=2121%2C1414&ssl=1
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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 Truck
Spotlight on Safety: 5 Winter Driving Tips
Winter driving tips to help prepare you for icy, snowy roads this winter.

Survive a Night in a Car
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 until help can arrive.

Extreme weather car care
4 Car Care Tips for Extreme Weather
Here are some tips for driving in extreme weather— consider the following and you may be prepared to face a driving hazard.

Winter Driving
Winter Driving Tips
During snowy conditions, a simple way to help prevent an accident is not to drive at all. But, if you must drive, keep these winter driving tips in mind.

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At Home

power outage supplies.
Blackout! How to Prepare for a Power Outage
There are four things to keep in mind when preparing for a possible power outage.

view of a snow covered evergreen tree and home with a red brick chimney.
Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips for Chimneys and Furnaces
Furnaces, stoves, ovens, water heaters and blocked chimney vents can all be potential sources of carbon monoxide. Here are some tips to help stay safe as you cozy up at home.

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How to Shut Off Utilities in an Emergency
If a water pipe bursts in the cold, you’ll need to know how to turn off the water supply to your home. Here are some tips on how to do just that.

snow shoveling steps.
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. Learn more:

icicles hanging off a frozen pipe.
How to Prevent Frozen Pipes: Steps to Take When the Mercury Drops
Taking precautionary steps to protect your plumbing may help you avoid a burst pipe and the resulting cleanup. You may want to consider these tips:

snow and icicles on the roof's edge of a home.
How to Prevent Ice Dams on Your Roof
As snow and ice accumulate on your roof, the potential for damaging ice dams increases. Here are some ways to help prevent ice dams from forming.

Originally published on January 2, 2014. Second version published on November 10, 2014.

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