Motorists Advised To Be Ready For Difficult Travel Conditions in Winter Storm

Motorists Advised To Be Ready For Difficult Travel Conditions in Winter Storm


[♪♪♪]>>HI, EVERYONE. I’M MALAAK KHATTAB IN FOR DENNIS WEIMANN. A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF MINNESOTA TODAY AND THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND. YOU CAN EXPECT ANYWHERE FROM 5 TO 9 INCHES OF SNOW. THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION IS ADVISING MOTORISTS TO BE PREPARED FOR DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS. FALLING TEMPERATURES WILL LEAD TO ICY ROADS. MOTORISTS SHOULD BE PREPARED AND MAKE SURE TO CLEAR SNOW AND ICE FROM VEHICLE WINDOWS, HOOD, HEADLIGHTS, AND BRAKE LIGHTS. MOTORISTS SHOULD ALSO DRIVE AT A SAFE SPEED AND TO GIVE ENOUGH STOPPING DISTANCE BETWEEN VEHICLES. THE DIRECTOR OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IS ADVISING PEOPLE NOT TO TRAVEL, BUT SAYS IF YOU ARE, DON’T DRIVE WITHOUT A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT.>>THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT YOU WOULD WANT TO HAVE WITH YOU IF YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO WAIT FOR HELP TO COME AND GET YOU WHEN YOU SPIN OUT AND GO IN THE DITCH OR YOU GET STUCK IN A SNOWBANK AND CAN’T GO ANY FURTHER WHEN YOU’RE WAITING FOR THE TROOPERS, OR THE PLOW TRUCK DRIVERS, THINK ABOUT THE THINGS YOU NEED.>>WARM CLOTHING, A BLANKET, FOOD, A BOTTLE OF WATER, AND A FLASHLIGHT ARE JUST SOME OF THE THINGS YOU CAN ADD TO YOUR

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