Driving at Night Safety Tips

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When I was a college student, I was traveling home on a rural road late at night when I noticed I was quickly approaching a very slow-moving car. It seemed to be lost or having mechanical issues. I slowed down, but before I knew what happened, the other car came to a screeching stop and I rear-ended it. I was shaken up but relieved it was only a fender bender. Then the doors opened, two men got out, talked briefly, and then headed towards my...

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Is Your Virginia Home Covered for Flood Damage?

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At NNINS, we know two things: some Virginians are subject to the effects of flooding and many believe their home is covered for flood damage with their homeowners insurance. The fact is standard home insurance policies do not cover flood damage. Let us explain, clear up any confusion, and help your family be as prepared as possible.

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Everything You Need to Know About Potholes in Virginia

in snow, ice, driving, auto insurance, winter, severe weather, spring, coverage, claim, car insurance, cold weather, crash, accident, roadside assistance, travel, weather, car, car maintenance, insurance claim, driving safety, how-to, service, air pressure, tires, tire pressure, winter driving safety, VDOT, road conditions Feb 26, 2021

It's officially pothole season! As Virginia's fluctuating winter temperatures rise and fall, moisture in our roadways expands and contracts. Add in snow and ice, salt, and the continual passing weight of heavy cars and trucks. By late winter and early spring, that cycle of precipitation and stress result in a bloom of car-eating craters!

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How to Turn off Your Home's Main Water Valve

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If you've got water leaking in your home, you need answers quick! Turn off your water supply as soon as you notice a leak to avoid major damage, no matter how minor. Stopping the water from the right source depends on the location of the leak. 

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What is an Ice Dam and What to do if You Have One

in homeowner tips, snow, ice, homeowners insurance, Virginia, winter, severe weather, coverage, claim, cleaning, home maintenance, home insurance, weather, hurricane prep, insurance claim, damage, how-to, home repair, water damage, February Feb 15, 2021

They're pretty and kids love to play with them. But if you've got giant icicles hanging from your roof, it may mean trouble.

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