Living in the North has certainly been an adventure, especially when we awoke to snow...........
(sorry for the poor picture quality)
Here is a little article I received in my inbox. Before you read it, I'm appealling to all you Northerners once again, ANY PREPARATION TIPS FOR THIS SOUTHERN GIRL???
Motorists must prepare for .
The National Weather Service has stated that the first cold storm of the
season will reach our area this weekend. If you must travel during , be prepared and use caution as well as common sense.
Make sure your vehicle is in good working condition. In particular:
- check the antifreeze
- tire pressure and tread
- windshield wipers
- exhaust system.
make sure you know if your vehicle is front or rear wheel drive. Other useful items:
- a flashlight,
- chain repair links
- ice scraper
- spray deicer
- a shovel
- warm blankets
- extra clothing will make you more comfortable if you experience a lengthy
- And before you leave, put an extra vehicle door key in your pocket; a
number of motorists have locked themselves out of their cars when putting
travelers, and our highway workers,” said Charlie Fielder, Caltrans
District 1 Director.
Don’t be rushed;
- get an early start to allow more time to reach your
- Let someone know your travel plans, (the route you plan to take & when you expect to arrive, and update them if things change)
- Keep your fuel tank full in case it’s necessary to change routes
or you get caught in a traffic delay.
- And above all, be more observant and slow down.
- A highway speed of 55 or 65 miles an hour may be safe in dry
weather, but is an invitation for trouble on snow or ice.
- Snow and ice make stopping distances much longer, so leave more distance between your vehicle
and the vehicle ahead.
- Bridge decks and shady spots can be icy when other
areas are not.
- Avoid sudden stops and quick direction changes.