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25 News' winter tips for the upcoming arctic cold front

Posted: 2:50 PM, Jan 12, 2024
Updated: 2024-01-12 15:50:31-05
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CENTRAL TEXAS — It's cold temperature season! Here are some tips for navigating the upcoming arctic cold front and low temperatures during the winter months.

Slips and Falls

  • Spread sand or grit on your steps and walkways.
  • If you go outside make sure you are wearing footwear that has slip resistant soles.
  • Walk slowly and take small steps.

Winterizing Your Home

  • Insulate your pipes to prevent freezing.
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Gather emergency supplies in case of power outages.

People, Pets and Plants

  • Check on infants and elderly friends and neighbors often.
  • Limit time outdoors for pets.
  • Bring houseplants inside and cover outdoor plants.

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