Car safety and survival kit

Lt. J. Paul Vance, spokesman for the Connecticut State Police, repeated the warnings to stay off the roads during the height of the storm.

But if you are an essential worker in the health care or public safety fields and have to be out in your car, Vance offered the following tips on WTNH-TV:

1.Keep your cell phone charged.

2. Let someone know your planned route.

3. Stock your vehicle with a blanket, a couple of bottles of water and energy bars.

Other car safety tips from the American Automobile Association:

1. Make sure your car’s exhaust pipe is clear of obstructions while the engine is running.

2. If you should be stranded, it is best to remain with your vehicle.

Frank Juliano