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Winter Emergency Kit

April 2, 2021

It is that time again, WINTER WEATHER! Temperatures dropping and shorter days are a reminder for all motorists to re-stock or create a Winter Emergency Kit. In many US regions, winter storms can cause accidents and strand motorists on the side of the road for hours. Motorists should prepare for such an emergency. A Winter Emergency Kit should be stocked with the following:

  • Extra warm clothes
  • Coat
  • Hat
  • Mittens
  • Chemical hand warmers
  • Boots
  • Extra set of clothes
  • Blanket or sleeping bag
  • Water bottles
  • Nonperishable food/snacks
  • Jumper cables
  • Tire Chains
  • Emergency flares
  • Roadside emergency triangle reflectors
  • Kitty litter or sand for tire traction
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Medication
  • Ice scraper with snow brush
  • Snow shovel
  • Battery-powered radio

If you find yourself stranded on the side of the road, make sure you safely place the roadside emergency triangle reflectors behind the vehicle to warn other motorists. Always be aware of weather conditions. Be aware that road conditions can deteriorate quickly; if you have further questions please visit the Loss Control Website at


Winter Emergency Kit