Winter weather kits are a must if driving in ice, snow - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Winter weather kits are a must if driving in ice, snow

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POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) -

The Butler County Sheriff's Office says roads are becoming slick on Sunday morning.

Sheriff Dobbs says if you have to travel please use extreme caution.

Here is a list of items to keep in your car, according to the Poplar Bluff PD:

* Cell phone, portable charger

* Waterproof matches and/or lighter

* Windshield Scrapper

* Shovel (in snow and icy conditions)

* Flashlight (extra batteries)

* Water and snack food (energy bars)

* Extra Coat/Blanket/gloves/hat

* Rope

* Bright colored flags or help signs

* First aid kit

* Tool kit

* Road map/Compass

* Emergency Flares

* Booster Cables

* Whistle

Most of this can fit in a small duffle bag or tote.

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