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Are you prepared for winter driving? 10 winter driving essentials

County crews sanded West Kingston Road Tuesday, but continued snowfall is requiring cautious driving.       - Kipp Robertson
County crews sanded West Kingston Road Tuesday, but continued snowfall is requiring cautious driving.
— image credit: Kipp Robertson

Snow means it’s time to pack your winter driving kit.

AAA Washington recommends making sure you pack these 10 essential items in your winter driving kit in case you encounter snow and ice:

— Cell phone and charger for making emergency calls.

— Warning devices (flares, triangles or other visual alerts)

— First aid kit.

— Flashlight with new batteries.

— Non-perishable food and water.

— Blankets and warm clothing including hat and gloves.

— Jumper cables.

— Abrasive material (sand or cat litter) or traction mats and a small shovel.

— Ice/snow scraper for clearing car and windows.

— Tire chains.

For more information on winter driving, pick up a “How To Go On Ice and Snow” brochure at your local AAA office or go to AAA.com and click on “Traffic Safety” to download a copy.

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