Officials offer tips to avoid CO poisoning

Officials are warning drivers of safety risks after the major snowstorm this weekend left cars buried in snow and at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Officials are warning drivers of safety risks after

Officials are warning drivers of safety risks after the major snowstorm this weekend left cars buried in snow and at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. (January 25, 2016 6:15 PM)

Officials are warning drivers of safety risks after the major snowstorm this weekend left cars buried in snow and at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

The colorless, odorless gas can cause people who inhale it to lose consciousness and then die within a few minutes.

When snow or other obstructions block a car's exhaust pipe, the carbon monoxide can leak upward and harm anyone sitting...

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