Snow and temperatures in the negatives can cause unexpected issues when traveling.
That’s why the Department of Transportation recommends always having an emergency kit handy in your vehicle.
A safety specialist says Items like ice scrapers, cat litter for traction, food, blankets, and a first aid kit are especially handy no matter how far you are traveling from home.
“We just think if we’re gonna run to Target or whatever we don’t need a winter survival kit but it’s really good to have those things in your car because when it’s really cold being in your car even a matter of minutes — can be a dangerous situation,” Safe Kids Minot Coordinator Amber Emerson said.
The DOT also recommends bringing along a flashlight with extra batteries and flares to signal for help if needed.