Stay safe and warm when severe cold strikes

Posted at 2:34 PM, Jan 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-18 11:45:12-05

CINCINNATI -- Cold weather brings a lot of things...snow days, power outages, and potential home and car issues.

Here are some great resources to keep you warm and safe when severe cold strikes:

> What to do before, during and after a power outage

> Idling to warm up your car? Don't, and here's why

> Tips: Caring for pets during extreme cold

> Check Tri-State school, business and road closings and delays

> How to stay safe, avoid frostbite, during bitter cold temperatures

> Tips from Duke Energy to keep your home warm during the winter

Car not starting? How to prevent a dead battery in the cold and other winter vehicle tips

> Cold weather tips for your smartphone, tablet

> Traffic jams, road closures and crashes all listed here

> The latest Tri-State forecast, always up-to-date

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