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Winter weather driving preparedness

Sunday afternoon proved to be a nightmare for people stuck on I-94 after a series of several crashes left many stranded in brutal weather conditions.

But something as simple as an emergency kit can be potentially life-saving.

The Red Cross recommends keeping your gas tank full and keeping a disaster supplies kit in your vehicle.

On Monday, 15 to 20 below zero wind chills are expected and that means frost bite can occur in less than 30 minutes.

Disaster kits should contain items to protect your skin.

Thermal socks, facemasks, extra hats and gloves are all helpful.

In case of an accident or if you’re stranded in a remote location, emergency flares and flashlights with extra batteries are also useful if emergency crews are searching for you in whiteout conditions.

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