It's hard to believe it's only the beginning of January and recent temperatures have been some of the lowest in recorded history. If the cold hasn't been bone chilling enough, we are now expecting a heavy impact snowstorm starting on Thursday morning. Your shovels might still be out from our white Christmas but there are a few other things you should do to prepare for the snow tomorrow.
For your home:
- As the temperature drops outside, make sure to set your thermostat inside to a warm temperature to avoid freezing pipes. If you're leaving town for the weekend, set it to no lower than 65 degrees.
- Make sure you have flashlights, nonperishable food items and water in case you lose power or the storm keeps you house-bound for more than a day.
- Stay indoors during the storm and avoid overexertion when shoveling or snow blowing.
On the Road:
- Avoid driving during the storm if possible.
- If you must drive, be sure to stock your car's winter roadside emergency kit with all the essentials including snacks, blankets, windshield de-icer, spare phone charger and flare lights.
- Check your oil and antifreeze levels.
After the Storm
- After a heavy snow fall you might notice large piles of snow on the roof of your home. Be wary of ice dams and read how to safely remove snow from your roof.
Monnick Supply, your neighborhood, family-owned hardware store, is here to help during the storm. For more information or for help getting ready for winter, contact Monnick Supply in Marlborough and Framingham.
Stay safe and warm this week!