Governor Pence has proclaimed Nov. 17-23 as Winter Weather Preparedness Week
To help Hoosiers prepare for this the Indiana State Police offers the
* Before traveling, check the forecast and let someone know your travel
* Keep your gas tank at least half-full.
* Carry a winter driving kit that should include blankets, flashlight, extra
batteries, a brightly colored cloth, sand (or kitty litter), shovel, candle,
matches, non-perishable high calorie food, first aid kit, and jumper cables.
* Have a cell phone and charger cord.
* Slow down on snow/ice covered roads.
* Allow extra time to arrive at your destination.
* Clear all vehicle windows of ice and snow. Remove snow from hood, roof and
* Use extra caution when driving across bridges, underpasses, shaded areas
and intersections where ice is slow to melt.
* Avoid abrupt stops and starts. Slow down gradually.
Should You Become Stranded
* Donít leave your car. Itís the best protection you have.
* Tie a brightly colored cloth to your antenna.
* Roll down your window a small amount to allow fresh air in your vehicle.
* Keep exhaust pipe free of blockage to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
* Donít panic. An idling car uses approximately one gallon of gas per hour.
For Indiana road conditions call (800) 261-7623, or visit the Indiana
Department of Transportation website at