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Safe Driving Tips for Winter Weather



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ANCHOR LEAD: Another snowstorm is making its way across parts of the country – expecting to cut off power and bring traffic to a standstill. Even with many roadways un-drivable… there's always a few who dare to venture out even when Mother Nature is saying stay in. Brian Osuch has more. (:60) SCRIPT: Newsbreak, I'm Brian Osuch. As local officials strongly urge residents to stay home during these dangerous snow conditions, OnStar's Mary Ann Adams says if you must attempt travel during this time, take precautionary measures. CUT: (Adams) Stay off the roads during blizzard conditions. However, if you absolutely need to drive, do so only in the day and only after snowplows have cleared the roadways. Inform a loved one of your schedule, your route and your destination. And be sure to have a winter-ready disaster kit in your vehicle with things like rock salt, sand, shovel, a flashlight, batteries, and a powered cell phone and a blanket in addition to typical emergency supplies. SCRIPT: And if you're caught traveling in a winter storm… CUT: (Adams) Pull off the highway, turn on your hazard lights and hang a distress flag. Contact 9-1-1 or an in-vehicle communication and emergency system like OnStar. With OnStar, a specially-trained advisor can contact emergency medical services, call your friends or family, or locate available accommodations. An advisor can also provide medical instructions until help arrives. SCRIPT: For more, visit OnStar-dot-com. That's Newsbreak from Onstar.
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