The first day of winter will be here before we know it—it’s just a little over a month away! Winter can be an especially challenging time in Pennsylvania, as cold weather brings its own unique concerns and dangers. That is why it’s important to prepare
now. The IUP Emergency Management Office recommends you start taking steps to ensure you’re prepared to stay safe and warm throughout
the winter months.
Driving on snow or ice-covered roads can be extremely hazardous. Before starting a trip when the weather is bad, be sure to check road conditions on 511PA, Pennsylvania's official travel
information service, which provides travelers with reliable and current traffic and weather information.
Drivers should be sure to stock their vehicles with an emergency supply kit, in the event they are stranded on the roadside and need to wait for assistance. It is also encouraged to keep at least a half tank of fuel in your vehicle at all times.
The emergency supply kit should include: