Be Careful On The Roads This Evening
As The Winter Storm impacts our area, The Michigan State Police urge caution and warn of hazardous conditions.
Anyone in the path of this weather system is strongly encouraged to make alternative plans in case weather conditions disrupt daily routines. Preparations include charging cell phones and other devices in case power is interrupted, evaluating whether driving is necessary, stocking up on gas for generators and vehicles, and gathering essential supplies for your car and home in case they are needed.
If you head out, travelers are encouraged to go to www.michigan.gov/roadconditions and www.michigan.gov/drive to check road conditions before traveling. Weather and road conditions are also available by calling the MSP Travel Advisory Hotline at 1-800-381-8477.
If you must travel, keep an emergency preparedness kit in your vehicle (e.g., a hand-crank flashlight and radio, cell phone charger, windshield scraper, emergency contact list, blanket, “Help” signs, jumper cables, tow strap, fire extinguisher, cat litter or sand for better tire traction, shovels, flares, first aid kit, bottled water and non-perishable, high-energy foods).
If you are stranded in a winter storm, do not leave your vehicle. Stay with the vehicle and wait for help.