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3 Winter Travel Tips

Tis' the season of falling snow, frigid temperatures, and road conditions that can change in the blink of an eye. To keep you safe this travel season, #AdultingNDSU has come up with three tips to guide you on your merry way.

3 Winter Travel TipsTis’ the season for celebrations, spending time with family and friends and catching up and sharing holiday traditions. However, it is also the season of falling snow, frigid temperatures, and road conditions that can change in the blink of an eye. To keep you safe this travel season, #AdultingNDSU has come up with three tips to guide you on your merry way.

1.   Know before you go. A key piece of winter travels is to know what is ahead of you. You should always check your local weather station for an up-to-date forecast before you hit the road. The sky may be clear outside your window, but that does not mean the path to your destination is. If the forecast is questionable, stay put if possible.  

2.   Plan your route. Know what the road ahead of you looks like, as road conditions are always changing. To get an idea of current road conditions, check out your state’s Department of Transportation webpage. They regularly update road conditions, letting you know whether roads might be covered in ice or snow, or if there is no travel advised. North Dakota’s Travel Information can be found here: https://www.dot.nd.gov/travel-info-v2/ .

3.   Prep your car. Before the cold weather sets in, be sure to schedule your vehicle for a tune-up, to ensure your vehicle is ready for the season. During the winter months, you should always keep your vehicle’s gas tank at least ½ full. You never know when you may become stranded. In addition, be sure to have a Winter Car Kit available to you in case of emergency. To find out how to build your own kit, check out the #BabyItsColdOutside Winter Car Kit Checklist: https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/adulting/babyitscoldoutside.

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