Winter driving tips

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – Below-zero temperatures can turn deadly if our cars break down and we’re not prepared.

Weather authorities remind us to keep a winter kit in our vehicles for emergency situations.

The kit should include a shovel, water, snacks, extra clothing, a first aid kit, and a flash light.

Officials also say we should make sure our gas tank is at least half full and to let people know where you are going and what route you are taking in case you become stranded.

If you do get stuck somewhere, only run your engine for 10 minutes at a time to save gas.