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Are you prepared for Winter Travel Emergencies?

Posted On: Friday, January 24, 2020

Are you prepared for Winter Travel Emergencies?

Accumulating snow and/or extreme cold can damage/disrupt critical infrastructure which could result in power outages, road closures, delay or cancellation of air or other travel means, major traffic accidents, burst pipes, etc. Travel may be hazardous due to sudden changes in the weather. Accumulating snow may cause surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots to become difficult to navigate. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times due to heavy or blowing snow.

If you must travel, keep in mind these protective measures and best practices:

• Carrying an emergency car kit and a mobile phone, as well as keep others informed of travel schedules and destinations.

• Prepare a 72-hour emergency kit in the event that there is a power outage or other impacts to critical infrastructure, as well as consider and prepare alternative means for heat that are safe indoors.

• Continue to monitor local forecasts for public weather alerts and exercise appropriate caution if you must travel.

Everyone wants at arrive safe at their destination, a few moments of planning before you leave will help achieve that goal!

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