Winter Weather Tips from Centennial

Published on January 10, 2024

Winter Weather Tips Navigating Winter Safely Together

As winter weather embraces us, cozy up with these 10 Winter Weather Tips to help navigate winter weather safely.

  1. Stay Informed: Keep an eye on local weather forecasts and updates. Stay informed about any potential winter storms or severe weather conditions.
  2. Emergency Kit: Prepare an emergency kit for your home and car. Include essentials such as blankets, non-perishable food, water, flashlights and basic first aid supplies.
  3. Safe Driving Practices: If you must drive in winter conditions, ensure your vehicle is winter-ready. Check tire tread, brakes and fluid levels. Drive slowly, maintain a safe following distance and avoid unnecessary trips during severe weather.
  4. Sidewalk Safety: Be a good neighbor—Help keep our sidewalks safe by clearing snow and ice promptly from your property. Be cautious while walking and wear appropriate footwear to prevent slips and falls.
  5. Protect Pipes: Prevent frozen pipes by insulating them and allowing faucets to drip during extremely cold temperatures. Know the location of your water shut-off valve in case of emergencies.
  6. Heating Safety: If using space heaters or fireplaces, follow safety guidelines. Keep flammable items away, and never leave heaters unattended. Ensure your home's heating system is inspected regularly.
  7. Pet Safety: Pets need protection from the cold too! Limit their time outdoors and provide them with adequate shelter. Wipe their paws after walking to remove any salt or chemicals.
  8. Check on Neighbors: Keep an eye out for neighbors, especially the elderly or those with limited mobility. Help with snow removal, groceries or any other needs they may have during winter.
  9. School Closures: Stay informed about school closures or delays. Have a plan in place for childcare arrangements if schools are closed due to inclement weather.
  10. Report Issues: If you notice downed power lines, icy road conditions, or other hazards, report them to the appropriate authorities promptly. Your vigilance helps keep our community safe.

Let's work together to make this winter a safe and enjoyable season for everyone in Centennial. Share these tips with friends and family to help everyone prepare for the challenges that winter may bring. Stay informed this season—visit us at, and get to know Snow and Ice Control in the City.