Potential Snow! Be Prepared.


Forrest Stoican

This upcoming week shows snow in the forecast.



Whether or not the snow actually comes, you want to be prepared. Putting together a winter survival kit could be the difference of you getting stuck or not.

Survival Kit

  • First Aid Kit
  • Flashlight
  • Snow brush and ice scraper
  • Warm cloths and blankets
  • Jumper cables
  • Water/Food
  • Tire chains
  • Cell phone charger


Extra recommendations

  • Drive for conditions: slower speeds, slower acceleration, leave extra space between vehicles, give yourself more time and space to stop
  • Keep your fuel tank full. Don’t let it fall below half a tank during winter trips
  • Look out for vehicle collisions/spinouts
  • Use cat litter or sand to help get traction

If the snow does come and the roads get slick, try to stay off the roads and minimize the amount of driving you have to do.


“7-Day and Hourly Forecast.” KING, www.king5.com/10-day.

“Prepare for Winter Driving.” WSDOT, www.wsdot.com/winter/default.htm.