Winter Storm Informaton


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Vehicle Equipment

Winter travel requires that some additional safety and repair items be added to the trunk of the car. You should always have a good spare tire, tire wrench, and jack to change it with. You should also carry tire chains, container of sand, booster cables, tow rope or chain, gasoline antifreeze, windshield cleaner fluid, flares, repair tools such as pliers, wrenches and screwdrivers, pocket knife, bright red or orange cloth, 50 feet of nylon rope, and a shrill plastic whistle for signaling. In the car, you should carry a fire extinguisher and flashlight with spare batteries, they work better when they are warm.

Photo of what you can keep in your trunk.

In The Trunk -- Items to keep in the car trunk during the winter months include: good spare tire; tire chains; small shovel; sand or cat litter for traction on slippery surfaces; jumper cables; tow chain, strap or rope; small hand tools; 50 feet of � inch rope; ice scraper with snow brush.

Photo of what should be kept in the car.

In The Car -- Keep these items in the passenger compartment: fire extinguisher, gas line antifreeze, windshield de-icer, 50 feet of � inch rope, flash light and spare battery, ice scraper with snow brush, pocket knife, two-way radio set or cell phone, sunglasses, small candles, maps or road atlas.

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