It’s hard to believe it’s already February and although it may seem like the winter is on its way out the door, we’ll still likely see a few more snowstorms here in Vermont and New Hampshire. And as your top-rated local towing company in Brownington, Littleton, and the surrounding areas, we want to ensure you’re informed about how to proceed when you’re stuck driving in the middle of a blizzard. Read on to learn more or give us a call if you have any questions about our towing services, auto repair services, and much more.
Avoidance Is Your Best Option
Although you may have found yourself in the middle of a blizzard while driving, that doesn’t mean you have to continue. Ultimately, the best way to avoid an accident is to simply hold off until the weather has improved a little bit. However, pulling over comes with its own set of problems. You don’t want to get stuck, and you certainly don’t want to risk your health by staying out in the cold. If at all possible, pull over to an area you won’t get stuck and that’s a safe distance away from the road. Avoid leaving your car on to keep the interior warm because this could lead to a dead battery.
Take It Slow
If you have to get somewhere, you’ll have no choice but to take it slow and steady. At all costs, avoid accelerating or braking too quickly. This could cause you to spin out or to slide into oncoming traffic. If you’re on the highway, plan on at least doubling the distance between you and the car in front of you. If the roads are bad enough, you may want to stay even farther away.
If it’s dark out and visibility is low, it’s easy to lose concentration and zone out from what you’re doing. Even for people who are experienced with driving in the snow, mistakes can happen, and roads are not always predictable. Just like driving in normal conditions it’s important to avoid distractions from anything happening inside or outside the car, especially avoiding looking at your phone.
Clean Snow Off Your Car
You should make sure to pull over and fully clear off any snow or ice on your car before continuing to drive in blizzard conditions. Although it may seem like just clearing off the front windshield is a good idea, this could be dangerous, especially when changing lanes where you need complete 360 degrees of vision. Clear snow off the top of your car as well because if it falls onto the windshield, it may block your vision.
Contact B & B Towing Today
If you do end up getting stuck in a blizzard, you’re going to need to contact a dependable local towing company. Here at B & B Towing, our towers are experienced with bad road conditions and will be able to get to you quickly and get you wherever you’re going. Give us a call today for more information.