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Protecting your car in the cold, prevent heating bills from going up

The cold temperatures are making firefighters' jobs more difficult. The cold temperatures are making firefighters' jobs more difficult.
With temperatures like these, there is probably no way around having to use some extra heat, but electric workers say there are some things we can do to help keep the bill from skyrocketing too much. With temperatures like these, there is probably no way around having to use some extra heat, but electric workers say there are some things we can do to help keep the bill from skyrocketing too much.
The St. Louis Cardinals have announced their 2014 Cardinals Caravan schedule. Some players will be coming to Cape Girardeau. The St. Louis Cardinals have announced their 2014 Cardinals Caravan schedule. Some players will be coming to Cape Girardeau.

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Even the most experienced truck drivers say they will be taking it slow the next few days. Many of them pulled off at a truck stop in Marion. Allison Twaits talked to them about how the ice and snow mix doubles their time to make a delivery, and they want other drivers out there to be just as cautious. Catch the story tonight on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

If you had trouble starting your car this morning, you're not the only one. Rachel Gartner talked to Hale's Automotive Service Manager John Abney about why your battery might be compromised in these conditions. You can click here to see what he said.

Cold temperatures are certainly causing more than inconveniences around the Heartland. They're also making it harder for firefighters to do their jobs. Kadee Brosseau talked to Scott County Rural Fire and Rescue Chief Jeremy Perrien.

While the temperatures are down, many people are turning their heat up. However, that means utility bills are also going up. Kadee Brosseau also talked to Bill Cantrell with SEMO Electric Cooperative who said things like space heaters can really make people's bills go up. You can click here for the story.

Ameren Missouri said their repair crews continue working to restore power to customers affected by the winter storm that rolled across the region. So far, crews have restored power to more than 11,300 customers. However, they say more than 1,100 customers remain without power.

Nationally, the coldest and most dangerous blast of polar air in decades gripped the Midwest and pushed toward the East and South on Monday, closing schools and day care centers, grounding flights and forcing people to pull their hoods and scarves tight to protect exposed skin from nearly instant frostbite.

The St. Louis Cardinals have announced their 2014 Caravan schedule. Players Seth Maness, Keith Butler and Randal Grichuk will be at the Osage Centre in Cape Girardau, Mo. on Monday, January 20. You can click here for the entire schedule.

Amber Ruch
County News Digital Content Producer
aruch@kfvs12.com
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