The extreme cold weather can take a toll on your body and also your car.
To keep drivers safe, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued a checklist of items to keep stocked in the car during the event of a winter storm.
Be sure to keep the following on hand:
- Rechargeable flashlight
- Cellphone and car charger
- Extra food and water
- Tools: jack, lug wrench, shovel
- Road maps
- Blanket/sleeping bag(s)
- Extra warm clothes, boots, hat and gloves
- First aid kit
- Pocket knife
- Matches or lighter
- Battery jumper cables
- Ice scraper and snow brush
- Paper towels
- Extra washer fluid
- Chains or traction tires
- Small snow shovel
- Kitty litter for tire traction
If your car gets stuck, run your engine a heater for short periods of time, and crack a window to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. Listen to the radio for emergency updates and stay hydrated.