AAA reminds motorists to prepare for winter storms

As March approaches, bringing another winter storm, AAA urges drivers to prepare.

The weather system is expected to begin early Sunday and continue throughout the day with the potential to impact Monday.

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Motorists should take steps to prepare ahead of the storm by filling up the gas tank and packing a vehicle emergency kit.

“AAA urges motorists to use the calm before the storm today to prepare their vehicles by filling up their gas tanks and packing a vehicle emergency kit,” said AAA spokeswoman Kara Hitchens. “No one ever plans to get stuck. Preparation can make all the difference.”

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AAA’s Roadside Rescue Team is ready to respond to drivers who breakdown and find themselves stranded during the storm.

“We are preparing for the worst,” said Fleet Manager Chris Overpeck. “We have activated our Severe Weather Action Plan through Tuesday with the snow and cold temperatures. This means ‘all-hands-on-deck’ as we work to serve our members.”

Motorists should pack a winter emergency kit to keep in the trunk to have available if need be.

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Driving in the snow also creates additional challenges for motorists.

“AAA urges motorists to use caution if driving in snow and ice,” said Hitchens. “The key to arriving safely is to clean off your vehicle, slow down and leave plenty of extra room between you and the cars around you.”

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