Turn back clocks, check detectors this weekend

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Staff | November 1, 2013

MADISON – When you set your clocks back this weekend, Wisconsin emergency management officials say it's a good time to check on detectors in your home as well.

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, meaning clocks are set back one hour.

Officials at ReadyWisconsin say check smoke detectors around the house, too. Make sure the devices are working properly and replace batteries if needed.

Also check to be sure carbon monoxide detectors are working properly.

To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, have your furnace or wood-burning stove inspected annually to be certain it is functionally sound. Don't run a gasoline, propane heater or gas or charcoal grill inside a home or unventilated garage. Don't run cars in enclosed spaces, and keep generators a safe distance from the house.

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