Winter Safety Tips
by Wave's Editorial Position
Dec 11, 2013 | 9195 views | 0 0 comments | 187 187 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Mother Nature finally blessed us with the first taste of the much-anticipated winter white stuff last weekend. Additional snow will hopefully on the ground in time for Christmas. We thought it might be time to offer a few practical safety reminders as the temperatures continue to drop.

Before the storm hits:

* Listen to weather forecasts.

* Check for road conditions at or for conditions in Utah dial 511.

* Check your emergency supplies.

* Have your chimney or flue inspected each year.

* Install a smoke detector and a battery-operated carbon monoxide detector. Test the batteries each month, and replace them

* Weatherproof your home.

* Bring your pets indoors during the winter.

When traveling, prepare your car before heading out on the highway.

In your car:

* Avoid dangerous winter travel problems by planning ahead.

* Have maintenance service on your vehicle as recommended.

* Check the antifreeze level.

* Keep the gas tank near full to help avoid ice in the tank and fuel lines.

* Keep an emergency kit in your car at all times.

If you must venture out during a storm, don’t forget to:

* Dress warmly and stay dry.

* Wear a hat, scarf, and mittens.

* Avoid frostbite.

* if you have to do heavy outdoor chores, dress warmly and work slowly.

* Avoid walking on ice or getting wet.

* Notify friends and family where you will be before you go hiking, camping, snowmobiling or skiing.

* Avoid traveling on ice-covered roads, overpasses, and bridges if at all possible.

* If you are stranded, it is safest to stay in your car.

Winters in Wasatch County can be dangerous, yet some of the most beautiful in the West.

Stay safe and enjoy Utah’s splendor.
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