GREAT FALLS - Winter is causing for some difficult driving conditions across Western Montana and much of the Treasure State.
The snow keeps falling and much of the area in under a Winter Storm Warning, creating some dangerous driving conditions. First responders have been busy on Wednesday across Western Montana responding to numerous accidents and slide-offs.
The American Red Cross is offering up some tips on how folks can be prepared for winter driving. One big key is to plan ahead and make sure your vehicle is ready for winter and that you have extra supplies on hand in case you get stuck.
Make sure your vehicle is ready for winter with a window scraper, shovel, kitty litter or sand in case you get stuck, extra clothes and a disaster supplies kit in your trunk.
Additionally, the Red Cross advises that you put high-protein snacks, water, first aid kit, flashlight, small battery-operated radio, an emergency contact card with names and phone numbers, extra prescription medications, blankets and important documents in your vehicle.
Below are some additional tips to help you stay safe on Montana's roads:
If you become stuck in the snow or icy conditions:
Remember to check the conditions before heading out in winter weather.