Be ready for snow, blowing dust with powerful storm arriving Motorists should be prepared to wait out bad weather
- Slow down: Adjust speed to conditions.
- Create space: Leave extra room between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you. Avoid sudden braking.
- Give snowplows room: Slow down and stay at least four vehicle lengths behind a plow. Wait for a plow to pull over before passing. The safest place to be when there’s snow and ice on a road is behind a snowplow.
- Leave prepared: Bring extra clothing and gloves, make sure the gas tank is half to three-quarters full at all times, keep cell phones charged and pack extra drinking water, snacks and all necessary medications.
- Pack an emergency kit: It should include blankets, a flashlight, an ice scraper, a small shovel, a container of sand or cat litter for traction and warning lights or reflectors.
- Beware of black ice: Melting snow can turn into ice, especially at night. Ice tends to form on bridges first and can be difficult to see.