For Your Vehicle

You could get stuck in a traffic jam or a winter storm.  You never know what might happen, so having a few supplies in your vehicle could make a bad situation better.
Get a small container such as an old backpack, small suitcase or plastic tub and fill it with:

  • Bottles of water and non-perishable food such as protein or cereal bars
  • List of emergency contacts with phone numbers
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Whistle
  • Rain poncho and umbrella
  • Mittens or gloves, socks and caps
  • Several blankets
  • Sack of sand or clay kitty litter for traction
  • Snow/ice scraper and small shovel
  • Jumper cables and instructions
  • Bright colored cloth to use as a flag
  • Road flares
  • Toilet paper, paper towels and hand wipes

Drivers carefully make their way down Route 360 west in King and Queen County. (photo by VDOT)

Snowy road