Written by: Donald Cyphers
Investigative Reporter & Editor-in-Chief
Billings Montana Jan 1, 2017 --//mna press//--When Montana cold weather hits, are you prepared?
This could save you’re live if it comes down to you being stranded in sub degree weather in Montana. It all depends on how prepared that you are.
According to weather damages statistic research, most people are not aware of how fast a simple road trip to the store can turn out to be a death or life situation, especially for those who drive the barren Montana roads in the winter time.
Yes, a person cannot control the weather, but they can control how prepared they are for the cold bitter Montana winters.
The Montana News wants to give our readers some useful tips on winter driving and navigating the icy winter roads in Billings and in the surrounding areas of Montana that has been sunk into a winter deep freeze.
First off, it is important to create some type of an emergency kit for your vehicle. A suggestion would be to place a warm blanket, ice scraper, can opener, solar charger for your cell phone, flashlight, extra batteries for that flashlight, first aid kit, a small tool kit, shovel bottled water, non-perishable food, flares, extra jacket jumper cables and a bag of salt or De-ice.
But that is not all. The Montana News suggests that a family or single person create some type of emergency communication plan that would swing into action if one becomes stranded on the winter roads.
As Billings drivers already know, the winter weather in nothing to take for granted and over look. When driving take it easy, use proactive steps and drive slow. take your time getting from point A to point B.
Just because a person has a 4x4 does not mean that a 4x4 can stop any faster than a two wheel drive car can. Both will slide off the road or cause an accident.