This time of year is notorious for winter storms (Armistice Day blizzard of 1940, the Edmund Fitzgerald storm in 1975, among others). The National Weather Service has posted winter hazard tips on their website.
A couple of highlights:
- Be prepared ahead of storms. Have a winter survival kit in your car. Have extra water and flashlights or candles available in case of power outages at home.
- Stay away from any downed power lines.
- Drive carefully -take your time and assume there will be black ice. Yield to snowplows. If stranded, stay with your vehicle until help arrives.