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[ISP] Stranded in Cold Weather
Start Date: 1/2/2014Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 1/2/2014
Entry Description
With frigid cold temperatures expected tonight and the possibility of blowing and drifting snow, a disabled vehicle could make for a life or death situation for the driver and passengers.

Following the few tips listed below could save your life:

• Before you leave check the weather forecast and let someone know your route of travel.
• Always keep your gas tank full when driving in cold weather.
• Carry a winter survival kit in your car which is to include: blankets, extra warm clothes, flashlight, extra batteries, brightly colored cloth, sand or a bag of cat litter, shovel, candles and matches, non perishable high calorie foods, (nuts, raisins, and candy bars), newspapers (for insulation), a first aid kit and jumper cables.
• Do not leave your car if stranded, it is your best protection. Do not panic, an idling car only uses one gallon of gas per hour.
• Roll down a window a very small amount for fresh air.
• Make sure the car’s exhaust pipe is not blocked to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
• At night, leave your dome light on.
• Always have your cell phone and a charger so you can call and let us know where you're located.

These simple tips and items placed in your car could save your or a family member’s life in the event you find yourself stranded in the cold. For Indiana road conditions call 1-800-261-7623 or visit the INDOT web site at TrafficWise.IN.gov.
Contact Information:
Name: Sgt. Ann Wojas
Phone: 219-696-6242
Email: awojas@isp.in.gov
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