Last week we saw a cold front come through eastern Pennsylvania, and it brought some flurries with it. Then it warmed up, but tonight the winter weather is back... Meteorologist Dave Allen tells us be ready for a chilly morning "prepare for adverse weather conditions once we get into the morning hours because any rain we're seeing before 5am could turn over to snow, and depending where you care you could see a light accumulation."
It might not be a blizzard, or a foot of snow coming our way but that doesn't mean it can't be dangerous, especially if your expecting sunny and 55 degree conditions on the road. We sat down with the nesquehoning ire chief, john mcardle for some tips to stay safe. "you have to look at the weather and conditions that you're driving into. And certainly if the speed is posted at 55 mph and the road is snow covered you should certainly be doing less than 55."
It's not only on the road where you need to be careful... Heating elements in you're home can be dangerous too. "we recommend at least 3 feet away, and when you leave the room its best to turn the heater off, and certainly if you have a kerosene heater, take it outside before you fill it up." says McArdle.
Also make sure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working... According to the c-d-c every year, at least 430 people die in the u.S. From accidental co poisoning. Mcardle says he sees detectors with no batteries all the time "i can't tell you how many places I've been to with fires that people take the batteries out and forget to put them back for whatever reasons. And that's something you want working if you have children or are home alone, or have a home period."