Winter Weather and Record Lows Means Safety First | Big Horn Basin Media

Winter Weather and Record Lows Means Safety First

Written by on October 29, 2019

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Cody and the rest of Wyoming, with record low temperatures expected on Tuesday. With the intensity of the winter weather this October, the need for safety on highways and roads is higher than ever.

Jack Tatum, the Director of the Park County Office of Homeland Security, has a number of suggestions for Cody drivers. But in addition to the usual safety tips – preparing an emergency kit for your car and planning trips in accordance with the weather – one thing drivers need to be aware of are automatic headlights. While the headlights might turn on automatically, the tail lights are rarely turned on in the same way.

Tatum says that preparedness is the best safety precaution in a winter storm like the one we’re experiencing today. Even small trips and small amounts of exposed skin can lead to dangerous situations. Planning for weather, even during small trips, can make a significant difference in your health and safety.

Temperatures will increase later in the week, with Thursday’s forecast predicting a sunny day with a high of 37.

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