Motorists Prepare For Winter Driving Conditions

Being prepared for snow in the high country and adverse driving conditions is extremely important and in some cases can mean the difference between life and death.

Broomfield, Colorado resident Andrea Patterson drove from Denver to Grand Junction Thursday in the midst of the areas second major storm. She says while she witnessed several accidents it was comforting to know that she would be prepared if she became stranded.

Patterson went to the AAA website and packed everything they suggested.

AAA Colorado suggests the following items to carry in your car during the winter driving season:

Flashlight with extra batteries
Flares or reflective triangles
Jumper cables
Cell phone / with extra batteries
General First Aid kit
Rags or paper towels
Rolls of quarters, dimes and nickels
Gallon jug of water
Non-perishable food items
Blanket and extra set of clothes
Winter formula window washer solvent
Non-clumping kitty litter
Ice-scraper, snow brush and snow shovel
Tire chains
Extra car fuses