3 Tips For Driving Safe During This Weekend’s Winter Storm

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — As thousands will be making their way home this Thanksgiving weekend, New England is expected to be hit by a winter storm.

Some places in Massachusetts may getting more than a foot of snow as Winter Storm Watches and Warnings have been put into effect across the state starting Sunday until Tuesday morning.

Winter Storm Warnings, Watches In Effect
Winter Storm Warnings, Watches In Effect
The potential for plowable snow has prompted the National Weather Service to issue Winter Storm Warnings and Watches for parts of Massachusetts.

This weather may be impacting travel. WBZ NewsRadio’s spoke with AAA Northeast’s Mary Maguire about tips for drivers as they head out onto the roads.

1. Get an early start

Maguire says it’s best to get on the road early to “get ahead of the impending storm.” She suggests driving Saturday when the weather is beautiful or “early Sunday morning.”

“Try to get home before bad weather hits. You can have a nice cozy fire at home and enjoy being safe and sound,” Maguire said.

2. Be ready for all emergencies

Maguire says you might want to make sure your car is ready for the storm by checking things like your tires, care battery, and windshield wiper fluid.

She also suggests make a “winter emergency kit” that contains jumper cables, blankets, water, and deicer.

3. Make sure you have a phone charger

Maguire says to bring phone charger in case you need to make an emergency call.

“Make sure your college students have a cellphone charger with them,” Maguire said. “They all have cellphones, but those phones are not always charged.”

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