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Winter Storm Departing Northeast; Cold Front To Deliver Locally Heavy Snow for the Northern To Southern Rockies and Upper Midwest

The early season, record winter storm is gradually departing the Northeast U.S. today but lingering impacts of heavy snow, mixed precipitation, in gusty winds and coastal flooding continue. Meanwhile, a cold front plunging through the Upper Midwest and Front Range of the Rockies will produce localized heavy snow from North Dakota to southern Minnesota and from the northern to central Rockies. Read More >

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Phone Numbers 

Alabama (334) 242-4378 

Alaska (907) 273-6037 

Arizona (888) 411-7623 

Arkansas (501) 569-2374

California (916) 445-7623 

Colorado (303) 639-1111 

Connecticut (800) 443-6817 

Delaware (302) 739-4313 

Florida (800) 749-7453 

Georgia (404) 635-6800 

Hawaii (808) 538-6566 

Idaho (208) 336-6600 

Illinois (800) 452-4368 

Indiana (800) 261-7623 

Iowa (800) 288-1047 

Kansas (800) 585-7623

Kentucky (866) 737-3767 

Louisiana (504) 379-1541 

Maine (207) 287-3427 

Maryland (800) 327-3125 

Massachusetts (617) 374-1234 

Michigan (800) 411-4823  

Minnesota (800) 542-0220 

Mississippi (601) 987-1212 

Missouri (888) 275-6636

Montana (800) 226-7623 

Nebraska (402) 479-4512 

Nevada South (702) 486-3116 Northwest (702) 793-1313 Northeast (702) 738-8888 

New Hampshire (603) 271-6900

New Jersey Turnpike (732) 247-0900 Garden State Parkway (732) 727-5929 

New Mexico (800) 432-4269 

New York (800) 847-8929 (NY Thruway) 

North Carolina (919) 549-5100 Ext. 7623 

North Dakota (701) 328-7623 

Ohio (614) 466-7170 

Oklahoma (405) 425-2385

Oregon (503) 588-2941 

Pennsylvania (814) 355-6044 

Rhode Island (401) 277-2468 

South Carolina (803) 896-9621 

South Dakota (605) 367-5707

Tennessee (800) 858-6349

Texas (800) 452-9292 Utah (801) 964-6000 

Vermont (802) 828-2648 

Virginia (800) 367-7623 

Washington     (800) 695-7623 Puget Sound / Northwest (360) 357-2789 S Puget Sound / Olympic Peninsula (360) 905-2000 southwest (509) 663-9641 north central (509) 575-2510 south central (509) 324-6000 east 

West Virginia (877) 982-7623 

Wisconsin (866) 511-9472 

Wyoming (307) 772-0824Numb

 


Before the Trip

  • Winterize your car with fresh antifreeze, a good battery, a properly operating exhaust system and oil that will withstand the rigors of cold weather.
  • If possible, avoid driving until the roads are safe and passable. You don't want to slide off the road, and we don't want to plow around disabled vehicles.
  • Do a thorough pretrip inspection of your vehicle, paying special attention to your tires, brakes, windshield wipers and windshield wiper fluid.

 

Equip Your Vehicle With:
  • A flashlight with extra batteries
  • A first-aid kit 
  • Necessary medications
  • Blankets and/or sleeping bags
  • Extra mittens or gloves, socks, a warm cap and rain gear
  • A small sack of sand to use for traction under your wheels
  • A small shovel
  • Booster cables
  • Small tools - pliers, wrench, screwdriver
  • A brightly colored cloth to use as a flag
  • Nonperishable foods
  • Bottled water
During the Trip
  • Obey speed limits; don't speed.
  • Use common sense, and adjust your speed and following distance to suit driving conditions .
  • Give snowplows plenty of room, and don't pass them.
  • Always wear your seat belt.
  • Remember that driving is most dangerous when temperatures are near 32 degrees.
  • Watch for other vehicles having problems with road conditions.
  • Keep mirrors, windows and lights clean; keep your lights on.
  • Don't pass other vehicles on or near bridges.
  • Keep your fuel tank at least half full.
  • If you don't feel comfortable driving, pull off of the highway and park at the first safe place.
If You're Trapped in Your Car
  • Stay in the vehicle. Don't leave to search for help. It's easy to become disoriented and lost in blowing and drifting snow.
  • Display a trouble sign. Hang a brightly colored cloth on the antenna.
  • Run the engine for about 10 minutes each hour. Run the heater and turn on the dome light only when the vehicle is running.
  • Keep the exhaust pipe clear of snow, and open a window slightly for ventilation.
  • Clap hands and move your arms and legs occasionally. Don't stay in one position for too long.
  • If more than one person is in the car, take turns sleeping.
  • Huddle together for warmth.
  • Use newspapers, maps and even car mats for added insulation.