Midwest winters bring snow, ice, freezing rain or sleet, wind and extremely cold temperatures – sometimes all at once. The countdown may be on for spring, 56 days if you’re curious, but winter weather emergencies continue to affect our communities.
Take a few minutes to prepare (or repack) winter survival kits for your home and car. Unpredictable and rapidly changing conditions can make difficult travel difficult during the course of the day.
“Just because it’s clear when you leave for work or school, doesn’t mean your return trip will go off without a hitch,” said Dan Ensign, Coles County Emergency Management Agency. “Even traveling within the State just a few dozen miles can have a drastic change in conditions, so it’s best to prepare.”