State Agencies Share Their Winter Driving Tips | Big Horn Basin Media

State Agencies Share Their Winter Driving Tips

Written by on October 9, 2019

In the middle of Wyoming’s first big snowfall this season, the National Weather Service and Wyoming Department of Transportation have some words of wisdom for everyone traveling thru the snow.


In particular, both agencies strongly recommend drivers prepare a winter safety kit, in case you get stranded on a highway. Essentials should include non-perishable food, water, blankets and a first aid kid. And be sure to include any essential medications as well.


Always dress for winter weather – apparently, they encounter too many people caught driving in storms while wearing shorts and sandals – and make sure your phone is fully charged before you embark on any journey, long or short.


But the best advice they can give is to stay informed. Check the weather forecasts and WYDOT map so you can anticipate any road closures. This allow you to alter or cancel plans and avoid the dangers of winter driving.


And as always, the basics still apply – keep your eyes on the road, maintain safe speeds, and always wear your seat belt.

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