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Traveling far? Pack a winter storm kit

The American Society of Safety Engineers recommends those who travel in cold and inclement weather should consider equipping each vehicle with a winter storm kit.

Long-distance drivers should include:

  • Blankets
  • Flashlight
  • Cell phone with charger and extra batteries.
  • Shovel
  • First-aid kit
  • Non-perishable food
  • Extra warm clothes
  • Water container
If you get stranded, the Kosciusko Sheriff’s Department offers the following tips:

  • Don’t leave your vehicle. It’s the best protection you have.
  • Tie a brightly colored cloth to your antenna.
  • Roll down your window a small amount.
  • Keep the exhaust pipe free of blockage to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Don’t panic. An idling car uses only 1 gallon of gas per hour.

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