Website offers winter tips

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- It's turning warmer, but winter isn't far away.

That's the message from Gov. Gary Herbert, who has declared Nov. 1-7 Winter Weather Preparedness Week.

Utah got a blast of winter last week, and Herbert says now is a good time to get ready.

A website contains some advice on preparing homes and cars for a long winter.

The website is a collaborative effort of the National Weather Service, the Utah departments of transportation and public safety, the U.S. Forest Service, Utah Avalanche Center and the American Red Cross.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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