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Safety Tips for the Winter Storm from Delaware State Police

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DELAWARE- Delaware State Police offer tips on how to prepare for the much anticipated winter storm across Delmarva.

Troopers say they continue to plan and prepare statewide for the forecasted winter storm. They say they will be patroling and assisting disabled vehicles. They will also help manage roadway incidents and hazards for the length of the storm.

Troopers strongly encourage motorists to avoid unnecessary travel.

Troopers urge all motorists who must travel to use extreme caution as road and weather conditions may change rapidly over the course of the event:

  • Motorists should be prepared for snow-covered and slippery roads, along with strong winds and limited visibility which make driving conditions difficult.
  • Use caution while driving when approaching intersections and off ramps, especially bridges and overpasses.
  • Remember to reduce speed and increase following distance between vehicles.
  • Allow ample time to reach your destination, allow extra space between vehicles, and keep vehicle headlights on to increase visibility.

This would be an excellent time to check your vehicle ensuring it is in good working order for the expected conditions:

  • Fill up the fuel tank in advance.
  • Check the windshield wipers, windshield wiper fluid, tire tread, battery life, etc.
  • If you should have vehicle problems, be sure to stay with your vehicle, as freezing temperatures can be life-threatening.
  • Be sure to have an emergency kit in the vehicle consisting of a blanket, bottled water, snack, cell phone charger, and a flashlight.

 

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