SOUTHFIELD, MICH (WXYZ) — Baby it's cold outside!
Stay inside if you can. But if you can't, here are ways to stay safe during the bitter cold weather.
* Limit your time outside.
* If you need to go outside, wear layers of warm clothing. Watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia.
* Signs of frostbite include: loss of feeling and color around the face, fingers and toes, numbness, white or grayish-yellow skin, firm or waxy skin.
* Signs of hypothermia include: shivering, exhaustion, confusion, fumbling hands, memory loss, slurred speech or drowsiness.
* Avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. Only use generators and grills outdoors and away from windows. Never heat your home with a gas stovetop or oven.
* Reduce the risk of a heart attack. Avoid overexertion when shoveling snow.
* Check on neighbors. Older adults and young children are more at risk in extreme cold.
* Pets are also at risk for cold weather injuries and should be kept indoors.
* If travel is necessary, keep a full tank of gas and an emergency preparedness kit in your vehicle. Put warm clothing, such as gloves, blankets and hats, and a cell phone charger in your kit.
* If you are stranded, do not leave your vehicle. Stay with the vehicle and wait for help.
Drivers can check travel conditions and weather reports before hitting the road at
Major road closures can be found at https://mdotjboss.state.mi.us/MiDrive/map