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Prepare vehicles for heavy snow, low temperatures

The following statement was issued Saturday by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security: Just like the home, it is important to prepare vehicles for severe winter weather conditions. Take steps before weather arrives to ensure the safety of vehicles.Fill the gas tanks of all vehicles you own. Low temperatures can quickly freeze gas lines, especially if the tank is near empty.

If necessary, run the vehicle’s engine for a few minutes as needed throughout the day. This helps keep the engine and fuel lines warm and prevents freezing.

Gather preparedness supplies for vehicles in case travel is necessary. Such supplies should include bottled water, extra blankets, a flashlight with extra batteries, and chargers for cell phones and mobile devices.

For more winter weather and vehicle preparedness tips, visit GetPrepared.IN.gov.

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