Be Prepared for the Heavy Snow in Yakima 5 Things You’ll Need
The snow isn't going anywhere anytime soon, even if it does you have to worry about the ice leftover after the fact. The best thing you can do is over prepare for an emergency on the road.
Of course, you need the necessities like an emergency blanket, flares, and a gas can but there's more to it when you're dealing with heavy snow as we have now.
5.) Tire Chains
This should be a no-brainer if you've driven in the snow before. On the chance, you start sliding around and losing traction you need to pull over and put those chains on. it won't guarantee you won't slide but it will help you stay in control.
4.) Kitty Litter
This one may seem weird but trust me it'll save you in a tight spot. If you're ever stuck in the snow or end up sliding off the road the kitty litter will go a long way. Not only will it add weight to your vehicle to avoid fishtailing but you can also cut that bag open and dump it in front of your tires to regain traction to get yourself back on the road.
3.) Snow Shovel
Sure it's unlikely you'll need it but again this can save you in a tight spot. Whether you get trapped in your driveway or on the road you can scoop that snow out from your tires to get more traction on the road itself. Who knows maybe you'll even be able to help someone else out.
2.) Phone Battery Pack
Believe it or not, your phone battery is one of the first things to go in the cold. The weather can make your battery drain faster and faster as the heat dies out and you're stuck on the side of the road. That phone call may be the only thing to help you get to safety. Carry a fully charged battery pack and you'll be good to go.
1.) Rock Salt
Like the kitty litter, this can save you tight spots if you ever get stuck. However, this works a lot faster to melt the snow and get you even more traction. Combine this and the kitty litter and you're out of there in no time.
Remember all of this can help you in a tight spot but the best bet is to take your time. Go about ten under the speed limit and give at least 60 feet to the car in front of you so you'll have room to stop. Don't stomp on your breaks, just give small taps to slow down and come to a complete and safe stop.
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