As snow storms, cold weather and power outages present challenges for travelers, power companies are reminding people everywhere to be ready.
Overnight, winter storms can cause outages that affect thousands of people and homes. While crews work to plow the roads and restore power, there are some safety guidelines that we can take if we must drive in the snow.
Winter Driving Safety Tips
Prepare your vehicle for winter weather by keeping up on your car maintenance.
Be sure your tires are good for winter driving.
Have your brakes inspected to be sure they work effectively.
Check your antifreeze level.
Check your battery that it is
Always keep your gas tank at least half full
Also, prepare and have an emergency kit in your car with gear you may need when traveling in areas with ice and snow. Include things like:
Mobile phone and charger
Spare Tire that is Properly Inflated
Flashlights and Extra Batteries
Matches in a Waterproof Container
Snow brush and/or Ice Scraper
Kitty Litter, Bagged Salt or Sand for Traction
Flares and/or Reflectors
First Aid Kit
Gloves, Hat and Other Warm Wear
Tow and Tire Chains
Water and High Energy Snacks
If you are headed out on a trip with the possibility of cold weather, ensure a safe and happy time by preparing ahead of time just in case you get hit with a storm or power outage.
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