Albany, NY – Although Winter doesn't officially begin until December 21st, much of Upstate New York will get a taste of the season today.
Ironically, Governor Pataki has designated next week as Winter Preparedness week.
The New York State Department of Emergency Managment has some tips on preparing for wintry conditions:
1. Have a professional check your furnace, woodstove, and chimney to make sure there are no fire hazards.
2. Replace all batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.