Stay safe in the Big Freeze!
Tips for Staying Warm
•Wear a hat, hood, or scarf, as most heat is lost through the head.
•Wear layers, as they provide better insulation and warmth.
•Keep fingertips, earlobes, and noses covered if you go outside.
•Keep clothing dry; if a layer becomes wet, remove it.

For Motorists:

If you must drive a vehicle, monitor weather and traffic reports for the latest road conditions.

  • Use major streets or highways for travel whenever possible as these roadways will be cleared first.
  • Drive slowly. Vehicles, including those with 4-wheel drive, take longer to stop on snow and ice than on dry pavement.
  • Keep the name and phone number of at least one local towing service in your car in case you break down or become stuck in the snow.
  • If you get stuck on the road stay with your car and contact a towing company.

For Pedestrians:

  • Exercise caution and avoid slippery surfaces.
  • Wear layers including a hat, gloves and scarf to stay protected from the cold. And, keep clothes and shoes dry.
  • Have heightened awareness of cars, particularly when approaching or crossing intersections.
Posted by Gary Nickless February 09, 2011 at 5:26 PM under Environment

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