This week, Winter Storm Leon left thousands stranded on highways across parts of the south, sending the reminder on the importance of preparing you and your vehicle for winter – no matter where you live.
Here are some tips to help you prepare:
- Exercise extreme caution when driving. Take your time and leave plenty of space between you and the car in front of you. As winter progresses, drivers tend to feel over-confident, which can lead to accidents.
- Prepare an emergency kit for your vehicle. Gather essentials such as blankets, water, snacks, sand to improve traction, and a back-up cellphone battery.
For more tips on how to prepare – watch this short video from The Weather Channel.