Winter driving can be hazardous! The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office advises motorists to make sure their vehicles are equipped with a well-stocked winter driving kit. A winter driving kit should include the following items:
Bag of sand or salt (or kitty litter)
Call Police" or other help signs or brightly colored banners.
Extra clothing, including hat and wind-proof pants, and warm footwear
Extra windshield wiper fluid appropriate for sub-freezing temperatures
First aid kit
Flashlight and a portable flashing light (and extra batteries)
Fuel line de-icer (methanol, also called methyl alcohol or methyl hydrate)
Matches and emergency candles. Only use these with a window opened to prevent build-up of carbon monoxide.
Roll of paper towels
Snack bars or other "emergency" food and water
Warning devices such as flares or emergency lights