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Local law enforcement officers urge drivers to have winter survival supplies in their vehicle before attempting to drive in adverse weather conditions. Sleeping bags, boots and additional clothing will help a person survive the cold, and jumper cables and a tow rope will come in handy for other mishaps during the cold weather. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

It's time to plan, pack for winter survival

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WILLMAR -- Even though Old Man Winter hasn't arrived yet, now is the time to prepare for winter driving and the possibility of getting stranded out in the cold, snowy weather.

Local law enforcement officers urge drivers to make sure their vehicles are in good working order and that they have winter survival supplies in the vehicle before attempting to drive in adverse weather conditions.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

(320) 214-4373
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