Carry emergency supplies in your vehicle

Winter weather in Central Ohio can be unpredictable. The chaos it can cause in creating traffic jams and accidents can leave drivers stranded on the road for hours. But if you are prepared for this unpleasant, yet possible event, you can improve your comfort level and safety. Basic supplies for your kit should include water, hat, gloves, boots, coat, blanket or sleeping bag, ice scraper, jumper cables and  a flashlight (with fresh batteries). If you have the space and inclination, add windshield washer fluid, shovel, first aid kit, emergency flares, and a charged battery for your cell phone. Be prepared!