Important Safety Tips For Winter Storm Juno

A winter blizzard is dumping snow so hard and fast that it looks like a white blanket hangs over your house. You're worried about the roof, so up the ladder you go to shovel off snow. And you slip and fall. Or maybe the water pipes freeze and burst after days without power. And you need groceries, but the plows haven't cleared the streets yet. Blizzards are a winter wonder, all right. But they're also potentially dangerous disasters that can disrupt lives and wreak havoc on a home. Preparing the house inside and out is your best protection. But give yourself plenty of time, and heed weather warnings. "I think people underestimate snow," says John Lindsay, a member of the American Red Cross S

Major Winter Storm Hitting The Northeast

The densely populated area from New York City to Boston could experience one of its ten biggest snowstorms on record early this week, as a textbook nor’easter takes shape over the next 48 hours. While local details are bound to evolve somewhat as the storm develops, the models are now in strong, consistent agreement on a potentially crippling snowstorm. Blizzard watches were hoisted on Sunday morning from eastern New Jersey to northeast Massachusetts, including the New York, Providence, and Boston metropolitan areas. Despite the increasing skill of computer forecast models in recent years, this week’s threat emerged remarkably quickly. As recently as Friday, the model consensus was for a wea

Winter Driving Tips

As temperatures fall and condensation forms on roads and highways, it is important to follow some safety tips to keep you and your family safe. Avoid driving while you’re fatigued. Getting the proper amount of rest before taking on winter weather tasks reduces driving risks. Never warm up a vehicle in an enclosed area, such as a garage. Make certain your tires are properly inflated. Never mix radial tires with other tire types. Keep your gas tank at least half full to avoid gas line freeze-up. If possible, avoid using your parking brake in cold, rainy and snowy weather. Do not use cruise control when driving on any slippery surface (wet, ice, sand). Always look and steer where you want to go

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