For Your Automobile

Winter Weather Tips For Your Automobile

If you plan to travel during the winter, the City of Alliance and the National Weather Service recommend you stay abreast of local weather reports. When the forecasters are predicting threatening weather, the best bet is to seek shelter and wait out the storm.

The Nebraska Department of Roads provides up to the minute road conditions. Knowing the road conditions can mean the difference between arriving on-time and not arriving at all.

Disaster Supply Kit For Your Car

Those who travel even during the worst of times are advised to carry a winter storm supply kit in their vehicle. To find out what to include, view Disaster Supply Kit For Your Car.

If You Must Travel

  • Have emergency supplies in the trunk
  • Keep your car's gas tank full for emergency use and to keep the fuel lines from freezing
  • Travel during daylight and let someone know your destination and route; try to travel with other vehicles

If Your Vehicle Becomes Stuck

  • Stay with your car; do not try to walk to safety
  • Tie a brightly colored cloth to the antenna for rescuers to see
  • Start the car and use the heater for about 10 minutes each hour; keep the exhaust clear of snow and crack a window on the downwind side; beware the silent killer - carbon monoxide
  • Leave the overhead light on when running the engine so you can be seen
  • Move your arms and legs to keep blood circulating and to stay warm