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Before you go, create a winter weather travel kit

As winter weather continues to bear down on our area (temperature falling even more tonight), the Kentucky State Police helps Kentuckians prepare by providing a list of essential items motorists should have in their vehicles, along with important reminders for obtaining road and weather information.

KSP encourages all drivers to create a winter weather kit that includes the following items:

A cellphone charger


First-aid kit

Jumper cables

Windshield scraper

Collapsible shovel

Flashlight with batteries

Bottled water and/or snacks

In addition to these preparations, KSP asks citizens to refrain from dialing 911 for road and weather conditions.

"Dialing 911 for road and weather conditions can tie up emergency lines and hinder the response to critical situations," said KSP Spokesperson Capt. Paul Blanton. "We encourage citizens to use our social media channels to access up-to-date information efficiently and allow emergency services to focus on immediate concerns."

KSP will use Facebook, Twitter and website to share winter weather updates. Before traveling, drivers are encouraged to check road and weather conditions by visiting the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet online traffic, roadway and weather portal website.

Blanton said even the best drivers need to take it slow when rough weather hits.

This story was posted on 2024-01-20 12:19:36
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