What should you keep in your car’s emergency kit this winter

SPOKANE, Wash.– Dangerously cold temperatures are forecast for parts of the Inland Northwest this week.

If you plan on hitting the road, you’ll want to make sure you have an emergency kit handy, just in case.

Here’s what you should have stored somewhere in your car if you’re hitting the roads this winter:

  • Jumper cables
  • Tool kit and/or a multipurpose utility tool
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Car charger for your cell phone
  • Reflective triangles and brightly colored cloth so your car is easier to see
  • Nonperishable, high-energy foods
  • Water
  • Duct tape
  • Blankets
  • Warm clothes
  • Ice scraper and snow brush
  • Kitty litter (for traction)

(This list is provided partially by the National Safety Council. You can see more here.)

Make sure you have the 4 News Now weather app downloaded so you can know what it’s like outside before you head out.

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