If you become stranded:
— Do not leave your car, it is the best protection you have.
— Keep the overhead light on when the engine is running so you can be seen (remember to keep the windows cracked).
— Tie a brightly colored cloth to the antenna for rescuers to see.
— Run the engine for 10 minutes every hour to stay warm. Remember, an idling car uses only one gallon of gas per hour.
— Keep the exhaust pipe free of blockage to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
For more information on winter travel safety, visit the website at getprepared.in.gov.