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317 PM CST WED NOV 18 2015

...Missouri Winter Weather Day and Illinois Winter Preparedness

The rain has stopped, and if you have checked the forecast for
late this week you may have noticed the dreaded four letter word:
SNOW. Yes we may see a few flakes late this week but it should not
be anything to worry about. However it is a good reminder that
winter is just around the corner, so now is the time to make any
necessary preparations.

Travel in winter weather can be a huge problem. The best advice:
Don`t go if you don`t have too. If you do have to travel, be
prepared and take precautions.

1. Plan ahead. Know the forecast along your route. Try to travel
in convoy with other vehicles. Make sure other people know your
travel plans.
2. Make sure your vehicle is in good working condition. Check the
windshield wipers, cooling system, and heater. Make sure the tires
are in good shape and not severely worn.
3. Keep a survival kit in your vehicle. It should include non-
perishable food, water, blankets or extra clothes, a small shovel,
sand, battery powered radio, and flashlight.
4. If stranded, unless you can see a shelter nearby, stay in your
vehicle. Run the engine occasionally for heat. Make sure you keep
the exhaust pipe clear otherwise carbon monoxide can build up in
the vehicle. Tie a bright colored cloth to the antenna so rescuers
can see the vehicle.


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