MDOT offers winter travel safety tips

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has some tips for drivers traveling this holiday season.

Although South Mississippi may not experience your typical snowfall, weather conditions can change quickly, and they are prepared to respond to any winter weather and extreme cold events.

  • Get your brakes checked to make sure they are functioning properly.
  • Make sure the heater, defroster, and windshield wipers are good to go for the winter
  • Creating a winter weather kit to keep in the car in case of a winter weather emergency can be a life saver

Here are some important things to have just in case:

  • Windshield scraper
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Jumper cables
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • Extra blankets
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