November 19, 2003 -- Posted at 7:00 p.m.
JONESBORO--Snow, ice, sleet and slush...what do you do if you get stuck in this kind of weather? Winter weatehr awarness week is a good time to make sure you're prepared.Wade Rawlins of Home Depot said that they have been busy with requests for flashlights and battery chargers.
By keeping a few simple things in your car, you can help make the best out of a bad situation....Jack Richardson is with the Department of Emergency Managment and said being prepared is the most important thing.
"You should have a first aid kit, a fire exstinguisher and a flashlight, and in winter driving particularly, you need some type of way to increse your mobility, some sand, kitty litter to put under your tires, strap on chains," said Richarchardson.
One of the most important things that people often forget when winterizing your car: blankets.