Pack Your Vehicle with These Emergency Supplies to Avoid a Winter Weather Crisis
The first major round of snow and ice has reached the Middle Tennessee area, and road crews are busy salting Nashville’s highways and interstates. If you must get out and drive after snow and ice accumulate on the roadways, you’re not only at a higher risk of being involved in a car accident, you can also be at risk of being involved in an emergency if you get stuck or stranded far from home.
WKRN.com reports that AAA and American Red Cross published a list of items that all drivers should have in their vehicles to stay safe until help arrives if their vehicles become disabled or stuck in snow. And as many drivers in the South know, it’s not always deep snow that causes vehicles to become stuck, as winter weather can result in miles-long traffic jams that last for hours or even days.
A spokesperson with Nashville AAA says that people often think about driving during winter weather the same way they think about it on normal days, but weather can change fast and people should be prepared for worst-case scenarios.