Nobody ever wants to be stuck in traffic or on the side of the road. However, a situation that is typically more of an annoyance than a safety concern can become increasingly hazardous when dealing with winter weather or freezing temperatures.
An excellent example of this is the recent traffic nightmare on I-95 which Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine referred to as “dystopian” and which left some motorists stuck on the road for over 20 hours, many with limited supplies and means to stay warm. Thankfully, emergency crews were able to provide water and means of warmth to those in need, and none of the thousands involved were seriously injured.
With the possibility of another major winter storm next week and several more months of winter travel ahead, our Personal Insurance team at Scott advises you to take a few moments to create a winter travel checklist and prepare an emergency kit. Continue reading