With a Blizzard Watch issued for the Norristown Area, residents are urged to take “common sense” precautions to ensure their safety.
• Stay off the roads and park your car in your driveway to allow snow plows and emergency vehicles to pass.
• Clear fire hydrants in your area.
• Stay away from downed wires.
• Keep cell phones and other electronic devices charged.
• Have a battery operated radio and a flashlight ready in case of a power outage.
• When shoveling snow, dress warm in layers and avoid over-exertion.
• If you must drive, make sure your tires are properly inflated and windshield wipers are working properly.
• Keep your pets indoors.
• Check on elderly and infirmed friends and neighbors.
• Listen to the local radio or television news for weather updates and emergency notifications.
• When using a generator, place it outdoors and follow all manufacturers’ safety precautions.
Residents should Call 911 for police, fire and ambulance emergencies ONLY. To report a power outage or downed wires, call PECO at 800-841-4141.