Tips for bracing cold temps as freeze warning in effect for Capital City

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The quick dip in temperatures has everyone bundling up and with a freeze coming safety is a top priority.

You can prepare your home by installing carbon monoxide detectors.

Keep space heaters at least three feet away from combustible items like curtains and newspapers and always remember to unplug space heaters before leaving a room or going to sleep.

Clean out your gutters and repair roof leaks are essential for insulating your home.

When heading out the door, especially if you have children who are out at a bus stop to make sure they wear several thin layers to keep them dry and warm including warm boots, mittens, and a hat.

Now if you just so happen to encounter sleet on the roadways during your commute, make sure you slow down because it gives your vehicle a better chance of stopping if you need to make an emergency stop and it also lessens the damage to your vehicle if a collision cannot be avoided.

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