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AAA: Preparation is Key Ahead of Winter One-Two Punch
AAA urges motorists to use the “calm before the storm(s)” to prepare their vehicles for winter weather driving.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (February 10, 2019) – Old Man Winter returns to start the week with another one-two punch of snow and ice across the region. The first punch is set to arrive Sunday night and continue through Monday morning’s commute (up to two inches of snow), and the second punch will begin Monday afternoon/evening and continue through Tuesday’s morning’s commute (potentially three to five inches of snow). The winter weather one-two punch is expected to cause numerous delays both Monday and Tuesday.
AAA is urging motorists to prepare today for the upcoming winter weather. There have been many examples of stranded motorists so far this winter. Preparation is key.
“AAA urges motorists to use the calm before the storm today to prepare their vehicles by filling up their gas tanks and packing a vehicle emergency kit,” said Jana L. Tidwell, manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “No one ever plans to get stuck. A typical 15-minute drive could take much longer in the days ahead and preparation can make an extended commute, delay or break down much easier.”
AAA Winter Weather Vehicle Preparations
Winter Vehicle Emergency Kit
Motorists are advised to pack a winter emergency kit now to stow in the trunk of their vehicle to have immediately available should the need arise. More than 40 percent of motorists do not carry an emergency kit in their vehicle, cautions AAA.
Winter Weather Driving
Driving in snow always comes with a learning curve for drivers who forget how to go in ice and snow. If you have to be out on the roads, remember to drive with caution and give road crews plenty of room to do their job safely.
“AAA urges motorists to use caution if driving in snow and ice,” noted Tidwell. “The key to arriving safely is to clean off your vehicle, slow down and leave plenty of extra room between you and the cars around you.”
AAA Mid-Atlantic advises motorists to be cautious when driving in winter conditions and offers the following safety tips:
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