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Don't get caught in the cold: know the facts about winter gas mileage

Winter and colder temperatures are notorious for creating difficult driving conditions that can place strain on drivers and their vehicles. And as the temperature drops this winter, so will your gas mileage... More>>

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Avoiding injury during winter sports

Skiing, skating, snowboarding and sledding are great ways to stay active during the winter -- if you take proper safety precautions. These sports require planning and caution to avoid potentially serious injuries, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons... More>>

Fire prevention is key to preparing your home for Winter

(WVVA)- With winter fast approaching, it is important to consider whether you are able to safely heat your home during times of extreme cold.We visited the City of Bluefield's Central Fire Station, and firefighters there told us that they respond to more house fires during the winter than any other season.Captain Rick Cary has been with the fire department for 19 years, and he says that the majority of house fires he's responded to are caused by misused portable heaters and unclean chimneys.H... More>>

Safety in the Cold: Know about hypothermia and frostbite!

When we talk about winter safety, it's usually focused on snow, but the cold can cause major health concerns too.Wind chill is a term we hear often. Basically, wind chill is how cold you feel outside... More>>

Have a Winter Storm Survival Kit for your home

Here is a list of items you should have in your home ahead of winter storms, from Ready.gov Emergency Supplies:Water, food, and clean air are important things to have if an emergency happens... More>>

Winter 2014-2015 Outlook for the Two Virginias

Last winter was an eventful one here in the Two Virginias and if we look at it as a whole from December 1st to the end of February, we saw a colder, wetter and snowier than average winter... More>>

Prepping for cold weather? don't forget your pet

Fall weather affects pets just like their people. While you are taking precautions to protect yourself from cooler temperatures and environmental changes, you need to safeguard your dogs and cats, too... More>>

Easy, affordable and smart ways to protect your home from winter weather emergencies

Snow and ice, high winds, bone-chilling cold, heavy rains and flooding – no matter where you live, some form of weather-related crisis may put your home, family and belongings at risk this winter... More>>

Heating Your Home Safely in the Winter

From the National Fire Protection Association: Heating equipment is a leading cause of home fire deaths. Almost half of home heating equipment fires are reported during the months of December, January, and February... More>>

Winter Road Rules

By Jack Nerad From Driving Today Let's face it: We can't close the door on winter. Even though walking up a sandy beach to climb into a top-down convertible is far preferable to stumbling down a snow-covered More>>

Are electric blankets safe?

As the weather turns colder, many people use electric blankets to add a little extra warmth and comfort on a winter night. Using an electric blanket is often a less expensive alternative to cranking up More>>

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