WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) – With rain and snow in the area, road conditions are changing. Getting stuck could be dangerous.
To keep yourself safe in case you get stuck, consider bringing along a safety kit, with things like hand warmers, snacks, water bottles, and reflective tape.
“First aid kit or, as I said, reflective material. Triangles or road flares, I think that’s a lot of things that people just don’t carry or don’t have in their vehicles,” said Sutherlands deputy director Dallas Theisen.
Theisen explained that emergency vehicles may have a harder time spotting you, so using reflective tape or road flares helps you stand out.
Carrying your cell phone is a top priority, but if you lose signal it can’t do much, so bring other forms of communication with you.
“If you’re stuck or stuck, you’ll want to be able to communicate and call for help, so obviously your cell phone, don’t leave it at home,” Theisen said. “A radio, preferably a hand crank radio if you get stuck in there for long periods of time.”
The sergeant. Dan Beusing, Texas DPS, gave his advice for drivers going out in these conditions.
“If you are going on the highway when the weather is unpredictable, be sure to let a family member know you are going to travel. Charge up that cell phone, do a quick check of your vehicle, make sure your tires are in good shape, you have gas and so on,” said Sgt. Beusing.