Digital Exclusive: What you need for an Emergency Winter Kit

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – Car accidents are common around the holidays, due to the possibility of winter weather, and can be avoided by driving safely.

However, it’s always a good idea to keep an emergency kit of essential items in your vehicle.

Emergency winter kits can be purchased at any hardware store. Folks can also make a custom kit to fit their needs.

Essential items for an emergency winter kit will include:

  • Ice scrapers
  • Snow Shovels
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight and batteries

If there have been many reports of car accidents in your area and you find yourself stuck, be prepared to wait.

Items that will help during a long wait are:

  • Food and water
  • Wool blanket or hand warmers
  • Phone charger
  • Gloves and hat

One final item for any kit is to have some sand or kitty litter in your car that can be used for traction.

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