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 My best advice is to refrain from driving in severe winter conditions if you can. But if you can’t, here are a few tips to help you reach your destination safely. Before You Leave, winter-proof your vehicle. Carry blankets or sleeping bags and extra sets of clothes, gloves, hats, and boots. Stock your vehicle with a first aid kit, jumper cables, flashlight, shovel, scraper, and a bag of sand. Also, if you have one, fully charge your cell phone before leaving and bring a charger with you. Clear off your vehicle. Scrape all windows, clear snow off headlights and license plates, and warm your car up for a few minutes. 
While on the road BE CAUTIOUS. Don’t pull out in front of anyone if you are not sure you can make it. Look before you turn or proceed through an intersection. Watch for shaded spots, bridges, overpasses, and intersections where ice may form first and linger after other parts of the road are clear. Navigating through a slide-Don’t panic. Look where you want your vehicle to go and steer in that direction. Do not brake. Do not accelerate.

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One Response to “The snowy weather that kids love for sledding – and getting a snow day from school – isn’t so fun when you have to drive in it.”

  1. Jenna Says:

    Thanks Eric. Its always tough when you get into a slippery spot not to panic but you are right – it’s best to let the car even back out. Thanks for all of the advice!

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