Cold weather is set to hit the region & SNOW is expected in the higher elevations.  Are you prepared?  Snow can often make travel hazardous.

Grant County Sheriff's Office Deputy Adam Hunt offers some advice:

And for winter driving, AAA advises having a winter care-package in your vehicle for safety. Do you have the necessary items in your vehicle?


With winter weather comes a host of things that can go wrong with your car. In addition to making sure your vehicle is ready for the challenge of driving in winter conditions, AAA recommends you pack a winter driving kit in case of a breakdown.

Here is a list of all the items that should be in your winter driving kit:

  • Charged mobile phone, pre-programmed with rescue apps, emergency services and family phone numbers
  • First-aid kit
  • Warning devices (flares or triangles)
  • Jumper cables
  • Flashlight with fresh batteries
  • Ice scraper, snow brush and snow shovel
  • Tire chains
  • Tire gauge
  • Bag of abrasive material (sand, salt, kitty litter) or traction mats
  • Blankets
  • Extra set of warm clothes (gloves, hats, scarves)
  • Rags or paper towels
  • Basic toolkit (screwdrivers, pliers, adjustable wrench)
  • Water and non-perishable food items for human and pet passengers
  • Window washer solvent, winter formula recommended

Remember, Allow for more travel-time, slow down, and allow plenty of extra room to stop. The roads may be slick.

Be safe people.  Be smart.  Be prepared.

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