New Mexico Drivers Warned About Winter

November 30, 2009

The New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is urging New Mexico drivers to be prepared for winter conditions by putting together an emergency kit.

Department Secretary John Wheeler says kits should include at least a shovel, windshield scraper, flashlight, battery powered radio, extra batteries, water, snacks, matches, gloves and a blanket. Other items to consider are a first aid kit, necessary medications, a pocket knife and emergency flares.

Wheeler is urging drivers to also check antifreeze levels, battery and ignition systems, brakes and tire tread.

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque says cooler temperatures and more unsettled weather is expected to invade New Mexico over the weekend. Snow is expected late Saturday and Sunday in the northern mountains.

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