How to Handle Getting Stranded in Your Car Thanks to Winter Weather
In a perfect world, the first sign of snow would mean you didn’t have to go to work. Unfortunately, the world is far from perfect, which means it won’t stop for bad weather, and you’ll need to be behind the wheel whether it’s raining, snowing or sleeting. On days when the snow is falling and conditions are intense, it’s important to know what to do if the weather or your car (due to weather) prevents you from getting to your destination.
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“If you get stranded in your car during the winter, bad weather conditions might be the cause. Freezing temperatures, low visibility because of snow, and slick streets due to ice make leaving your vehicle dangerous. Subjecting yourself to extended time in cold weather can severely affect your health and cause hypothermia or frostbite,” according to Noah McGee, writer for The Active Times.”
If you’re unable to pull over before your car dies, and you’re stuck in the road, don’t unbuckle your seatbelt. McGee warns that your position in the road will make you vulnerable to getting hit by another car.
Getting stranded, especially in bad weather, is dangerous, and you’ll need to call for help.
“Call 911 if you find yourself stuck in your car in the winter. Make sure you stay on the line until you know who you have spoken with as well as the steps that will be taken to help you get out of your situation. Being stranded in your car is an emergency and you should treat it as such,” McGee writes.
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Your car won’t keep you warm forever, so it’s important that you keep your blood flowing by moving your arms and legs while you wait for help to arrive, adds McGee.
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