Winter driving conditions have arrived in Colorado Springs even though it’s still only fall. Colorado Springs has already seen snow and the temperatures are dipping well below freezing at night.
As Colorado Springs moms know, Colorado winter driving conditions can change from sunny to snowy in just a couple of hours. You should be prepared at all times. You need to be aware of road conditions, know your vehicle well, drive appropriately for the conditions and make sure you have the right emergency equipment with you at all times.
Be sure to keep your windshield wiper fluid full and carry extra with you in your car. In bad weather, you can go through it quickly and you may need to refill the reservoir while you are out.
Make sure you have the right tires on your vehicle, make sure they have good tread on them and make sure they are properly inflated.
Always be prepared! Make sure you have a scraper, brush for snow removal, coat, hat, gloves, blankets, first aid kit, tire chains, flashlight, matches, water and non-perishable food in your car.
As the old adage goes, “If you don’t like the weather in Colorado, just wait ten minutes. It’ll change.” That being said, it is very important to be prepared for the unexpected…it could save your life or the life of someone you love.
Another important point to remember is that road and weather conditions can vary greatly by location. For example, the roads can be dry here in Colorado Springs but Denver and Castle Rock could be experiencing blizzard like conditions.
This is the beginning of a series of articles to help you prepare your vehicle for winter driving, prepare yourself for winter driving, carry a good emergency kit, and know what to do if you are stranded in winter storm conditions.