Weld County

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS MONTH: Winter is coming. And with it brings the chance fo…

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS MONTH: Winter is coming. And with it brings the chance for icy, snow packed roads. This month prepare your car for winter driving by following the below tips.

Keep an emergency kit in your car – a small shovel, jumper cables, flares or reflective triangles, an ice scraper and a broom, a cell phone and charger and cat litter, which can help your car gain traction should you get stuck. You should also pack a few blankets to keep you and your family warm, as well as non-perishable snacks and water, if you get stranded.

Be on the lookout for Snow Desk Updates, published on this page. These will give you up-do-date information on weather and road conditions throughout Weld County.

Keep your gas tank at least half full – this will decrease the chance of fuel lines freezing and ensure you have enough gas to get to your destination.

Check out ready.gov/car for more winter driving tips. Need further help with emergency preparedness? Visit www.weldoem.com.