Coping With The Cold To Come


Jennifer Williams is ready for what's coming - cold weather.

But, she doesn't like it.

"Wishing that I lived down south," she said.

And she's not alone.

"I'm going to have to dress warmer, a lot warmer," said Mariette Squires.

If you can't get away from the cold, there are a few things you can do to get ready for it.

Cheney Tire recommends making sure your antifreeze and battery are ready to go.

If you can't start your car, you may want to call a professional before using jumper cables.

Starting a car with a frozen battery could be dangerous.

"There's the opportunity for the battery to explode and cause injury. Not really common but it can happen," said Tim Collins, auto service manager.

In the cold weather, you don't just want to make sure your taking care of your car.

You also want to make sure you're taking good care of you're pet.}

"We certainly recommend that no animals should be left in the cold for extended periods of time. If they are, they should have an appropriately heated enclosure...heated water dishes," said veterinarian Dr. Stephanie Young.

Veterinarians say if pets have to be outside, it should only be for 5 to 25 minutes depending on how much fur they have.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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