The snow is rolling in: Here are a few safety tips to remember

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The snow is expected to pick up over the weekend and that means it’s time to get serious about Winter safety. 

Keeping a winter prep kit in your car is a simple way to make sure you’re always prepared for anything on the road. 

We reached out to Deputy William Garrett to provide us information on what to keep in your winter prep kit. 

“Gloves, in case you get cold. Stocking hat and bigger coats just in case you get out there in
those condition. You may find yourself in need in have to walk a certain distance so you’re going to need to have a bigger coat. Also, extra pair of socks and maybe even a pair of boots.” said Deputy Garett. 

And that helps you stay prepared on the road, there are also some vehicular precautions to consider. We reached out to State Patrol John Farley who tells us some ways to prevent accidents this winter. 

“If you need some new snow tires, make sure you get those because your tires are the thing that is keeping you and your vehicle on the ground. Stopping distances are going to be increased extremely on wet road ways that have ice glare on them. If your car does become disabled, we want to make sure that people do stay with their car.”

According to Iowa State Patrol Division, other ways to help keep you prepared on the road are checking all of your fluids,  keeping proper air pressure in your tires, updating your windshield wipers and telling a friend of family what route you are taking and when you expect to arrive.

For more safety tips, visit Iowa State Patrol Division website.  

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