Norwalk officials offer safety tips for Tuesday snowstorm
Norwalk's emergency management director offered safety tips ahead of Tuesday's storm.
Michele DeLuca said to make sure areas around space heaters are clear to avoid potentials hazards.
Generators should be kept outside to avoid carbon monoxide issues. DeLuca advised testing carbon monoxide detectors on a regular basis to ensure they are working properly.
She said a common mistake people make is using a stove or oven as a main heating source if power goes out.
Chimneys also must be cleared of snow and ice to allow for proper ventilation and avoid carbon monoxide poisoning, according to The Chimney Safety Institute of America.