Drivers urged to prepare for winter conditions

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WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW) — With central Wisconsin seeing freezing temperatures, now is a good time to make sure your winter car safety kit is stocked.

Slide-in’s and car accidents spike in winter months, which is why it’s essential to have a car safety kit in case of an emergency.

Tow truck drivers said the past month has been one of the busiest they’ve ever had.

Some of the basic things in your kit should be: Water, some type of energy bar, flares or a flashlight, blanket, and extra winter gear.

“We may be really busy and we may not be able to get to you for an hour or two or sometimes longer. We do our best to get there as quick as we can,” Sheldon Baumann, a tow truck driver, said.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation emphasizes keep your gas tank above half a tank.

For a detailed list of a winter driving supply check-list from the DOT, click HERE.

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