Sarah asked: What specific items should I have in my car for a winter trip?
Organize a plastic bin for the truck of your car. Include the following items:
- Bag of rock salt, sand or kitty litter
- Small folding shovel
- Ice scraper and snow brush.
- Blanket or sleeping bag
- Dense snacks, such as granola bars
- Flashlight and fresh batteries
- Emergency flares or reflectors
- Matches and a stout candle
- Warm hat, gloves and scarf
- Rain poncho
- Cell phone charger
- First-aid kit
- Duct tape
Snow, ice and freezing temperatures make winter driving risky. Being prepared is crucial for staying warm and safe. Get organized before you even hit the road. Make sure you have plenty of gas, safe tire pressure and good wiper blades. Remember to bring a bottle of water every time you leave the house.