Ahead of potential snowstorm, here are 11 travel tips for your safety

Published: Jan. 14, 2022 at 11:13 AM EST
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(WBNG) -- The Broome County Sheriff’s Office has offered travel advice ahead of a potential snowstorm Sunday night into Monday.

The advice is posted below:

  • Limit your travel if possible
  • Allow extra time to reach your destination and leave extra r between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you
  • Have at least ½ tank of gas in your vehicle
  • Dress warm and have a blanket in your vehicle
  • Make sure your cell phone is fully charged if you have to call for help
  • Be familiar with an alternate route to your destination
  • If you are traveling slowly, be sure to have your four-way flashers on
  • If possible, park vehicles off roadways to allow Public Works staff the opportunity for the best snow removal
  • If you are in an accident, stay in your vehicle, wait for help.
  • Do not get out of your vehicle and walk around on the roadway to avoid being hit by oncoming traffic.
  • Remember to take breaks while shoveling to avoid back injuries and/or possible heart attacks.

Several inches of snow are expected.

For the latest on the forecast, go to the 12 News weather page by following this link. You can also download the Storm Track 12 weather app on iPhone and Android by going here.

12 News will have the latest on the forecast in its noon, 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m. newscasts.