Denver has already experienced its share of cold, wintry weather, and it’s not even February yet. With average lows dipping into the teens and 20s throughout the winter months, residents of the Mile-High City know the dangers of freezing temperatures and slick roads.
Living in the Front Range, it’s easy to get complacent about our road journeys through the mountains. After all, if you live in the foothills, you drive mountain roads regularly just to get to the bank and the grocery store. But, imagine that you’re driving late at night, and there’s a snowslide. Maybe you have car trouble. Perhaps you slide off the road and get stuck. Or, you get into an accident, and now the occupants of multiple vehicles are stranded.
Clearly, keeping a winter car emergency kit could help save your life.
According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, you should always have the following items in your car during the winter months:
If you want to really cover all of your bases, Ready.gov has a few additional items that are worth considering:
If you have an accident or get stuck in serious weather this winter, you’ll be forever grateful that you were prepared.
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