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Response to lillypaddle (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 07:40 PM

55. Best advise I would give is,

pay attention to the Weather Reports,next learn to read the sky conditions ahead of yourself when driving near or into a possible Storm. Most important is,when you see the possibility of a nasty storm ahead,make sure you have more than a half tank of fuel.

As someone who traveled the Prairies of the Midwest for more than five decades,and have been stranded only twice,the Fuel tank is the top item,never drive on the bottom half unless you have more guts than sense. Spend two nights snowbound because of a Semi getting crosswise on the Highway blocking all traffic. Each time it was the topped off tank that saved myself as well as about twenty others those nights.

Just keep your wits about you and do not panic. And get of your car or truck only to make sure your tail pipe does not get buried by the snow. And if you are stranded with less than a half tank of fuel. Run your motor just long enough to keep yourself from frost bite. Once the Snow piles up against your rig,it acts like insulation. Most importantly,just try not to panic,help will come and if your worried about being buried,tie something bright on your antenna,preferably Red .

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