According to early predictions, it seems like this winter season will be another tough one and might start sooner than we think. With snowfall coming as early as the Thanksgiving holiday, the Northeast looks like it will have to prepare for the harsh winter months quickly. Along with our local ABC news station, we have put together some helpful reminders to get through the cold temperatures, gusting wind chills, and inches of snowfall.
– Be prepared with the right supplies- Make sure you load up on rock salt, snow shovels, and firewood (if you have a fireplace in your home). Rock salt needs to be placed on sidewalks and driveways to decrease ice. When snow is in the forecast, move your shovel to an easily accessible place (like next to your back door) this will save you trip through the snow to the garage and worst case scenario help you get out of the house if the snowfall levels are extreme. If you have a fireplace in your home, make sure to stock up on firewood, this offers a heat and light source in the case of a power outage. If you don’t have a fireplace make sure to have enough batteries, flashlights, and blankets in an easily accessible place.
– Be smart when traveling in harsh conditions- Take cautious measures and only travel if absolutely necessary. If you are unable to work from home, take the train or subway. Make sure to be aware for black ice when driving in the early mornings or late nights.