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Weathering Winter

Some people dread the thought of the thermometer dipping below the freezing mark. Others look forward to the first chill in the air, knowing it means the first snowfall and the holiday season are just around the corner. Snow and ice provide an ideal outdoor playground for children and adults, but also present hazards for those who need to drive or to take part in outdoor activities when the temperature drops. For these reasons, it is important to prepare for winter's arrival by taking the precautions outlined in this booklet before the season has a chance to get the best of you.

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