OPP Warns Motorists To Prepare Before They Venture Out

Posted: 2019-02-12 07:50:25 By: hbr

As this winter storm bears down on the region, the Huntsville OPP reminds drivers to prepare yourself by planning your trip before starting out.

Visit the Ontario 511 website for road conditions before you decide to leave and dress for winter even though you will be the car. Carry a cell phone to contact emergency services if you experience trouble.  Carry a survival kit in your vehicle. Recommended items include a shovel, blanket, booster cables, flashlight, high energy foods, matches and a candle.

Make sure your heater and defroster is working properly, check all lights including hazards to ensure they are working. Clear your car of all snow and ice, fill up windshield washer fluid if needed, and keep your fuel tank at least half full.

Police say that in bad weather,  if you do not need to travel stay home.

If you do need to drive please adjust your driving accordingly. Allow extra time travelling to and from destinations and slow down. Leave ample space between yourself and the car in front of you. If you experience trouble, If possible, park your vehicle well off the roadway and stay in vehicle until help has arrived.