Residents encouraged to take precautionary measures during inclement weather
Proper Clothing for Cold Weather
- Have a “Vehicle Preparedness Kit”.
- Make sure vehicle gas tank is full.
- Check all vehicle fluids (antifreeze, oil, windshield solvent).
- Winterize your vehicle (Check tires, battery, lights, exhaust system, brakes, etc.).
- If possible, stay indoors and off the roadways. If you must travel, stay on main roads and avoid shortcuts.
- Keep sand in your car to improve traction.
- Have proper equipment (Traction mats, snow shovel, snow brush, ice scraper, booster cables)
- Remember your cell phone (Use it during emergencies and for expected arrival or travel delays).
- Clear snow and ice from your vehicle (hood, roof, windows and lights) before driving.
- Wear your seat belt and leave plenty of room for stopping.
- Use your breaks carefully (It takes more time to stop in adverse conditions).
- Watch for slippery bridges and overpasses.
- Do not use your cruise control in wintry conditions (Even roads that appear clear can have sudden slippery spots. The short touch of your breaks to deactivate the cruise control feature can cause you to lose control of your vehicle).