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Q: What items should I carry in my car to protect myself during severe Lancaster winter weather?

Pennsylvania winters can be unpredictable. It is a good idea to have a collection of items in your car for use in a winter emergency. Because snowy and icy conditions can occur with little warning, you may wish to consider keeping the following items in your winter emergency kit:

  • Windshield scraper and snow brush
  • Cell phone and charger
  • First aid kit
  • Jumper cables
  • Battery operated radio
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Candle, a box of matches or lighter
  • Blankets or old sleeping bags
  • Warm clothing
  • Non-perishable food and bottled water
  • Snow shovel and bag of sand
  • Emergency flares
  • Tow rope
  • Basic tools
  • Can of fix-a-flat

Many people do not assemble a winter emergency kit because it takes time and effort to gather all of the necessary supplies and load them into the car. If, however, you have a winter emergency and are stuck or stranded on the side of the road for an extended period, you will be very happy you did. In fact, the items contained in this kit could even save your life!

At Schmidt Kramer, our Lancaster auto accident attorneys regularly work with clients who have been seriously injured by the careless acts of other drivers.

If you have been hurt in a car crash, contact us today at (717) 888-8888 for your free case review. We will discuss your case and help you to understand your legal options.

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