Weather.com offers a number of helpful tips to keep you safe on the road this winter.
We have all thought it. When the first snow falls or the temperatures dip below freezing and the roads get slick, we wonder if everyone around us has forgotten how to drive. There are some tips to make your driving safer in winter weather and we have gathered some up for you here. We have listed the top five tips under each category. You can read the full list of tips by clicking here. Driving safely on icy roads If your rear wheels skid: If your front wheels skid: If you get stuck: Get news where you live. Sign up for the Plainfield Patch newsletter.
Doctors recommend dressing in layers and keeping dry as temperatures dip below freezing across the Chicago area.
Although the Chicago area has been experiencing a mild winter so far, it’s still possible to get frostbite from prolonged exposure to below-freezing temperatures. Frostbite occurs when the skin and body tissue are exposed to cold temperatures for a prolonged period of time. Wet skin or clothing, combined with wind, accelerate the injury process. People with diabetes or peripheral vascular disease are at a higher risk for developing this condition. Look for these symptoms: “Frostbite progresses in stages just like a thermal burn, so numbness appears before deeper injury and should be a signal to take corrective action, such as seeking warm shelter,” said Dr. George Geis, emergency physician on staff at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital and …