I&M Shares Tips to Be Safe in Icy Weather01/23/2024With the freezing rain we’ve had, Indiana Michigan Power says it’s on alert and prepared to restore power if any outages happen. I&M also shares the following tips with you to stay safe on the ice: • Remember that the cold ground could result in icing to roads and sidewalks that may last longer than icing on power lines. • Be aware of your surroundings such as ice forming on overhead wires, poles, roofs, trees and other structures. As temperatures rise, ice can fall, causing damage or injury. • Use handrails on stairs and when going in and out of buildings. • Watch for black ice, which is common during the early morning or after rain or snow melts and has the chance to refreeze. This can form on roads, sidewalks and parking lots. • Before driving, clear your vehicle, windshield and rear and side windows and mirrors of ice. • Prepare or check through your car’s emergency kit. This should include items like a heavy blanket, flashlight, jumper cables and road flares.