VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — While the temperatures were warm on Monday, the state of Indiana wants you to take time to make sure you’re prepared for the winter driving season.
It’s Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana, and the governor along with the Indiana Department of Transportation are reminding Hoosiers to make sure their vehicles are prepared for winter conditions.
It’s best practice to keep your gas tank full, fluid levels topped off, and your vehicle stocked with an emergency kit.
“Always prepare yourself as best as you possibly can for any possible scenario. That can mean bringing jumper cables. That could mean having food or snacks or water in your vehicle. Always have a phone charger so that you can charge in your car and call for help. Some flares help if in the event you’re stranded on the side of the road. Making sure your fluid levels are topped off, and it’s just always a good idea to carry maybe that extra emergency blanket,” said Blake Dollier, Public Relations Director for INDOT’s Crawfordsville district.
Drivers can check road conditions at 511in.org or by using INDOT’s Trafficwise app.