DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - With a major snow storm in the forecast, AAA is gearing up to help stranded motorists.
AAA's Roadside Rescue Team is busy making extra preparations, adding supplies and readying and inspecting equipment to respond to motorists requests for help.
AAA is urging motorists to be equipped with winter car essentials, including:
- Scraper/brush to clean ice off of your windshield. Using another object, such as a credit card or CD, could damage your auto glass.
- Kitty litter, sand or scrap pieces of carpet, can help tires gain traction if stuck in snow or mud.
- Jumper cables for unexpected battery failures.
- Folding shovel, when paired with sand or kitty litter, can help you get unstuck.
- Other tools that can help you stay safe in the event of a breakdown, including a cell phone and charger, blankets, hot packs to keep your hands and feet warm, water and non-perishable snacks.
Snowfall reports vary across the Miami Valley as the storm continues to produce heavy snow, making it hard for drivers to see in some cases.
The National Weather Service canceled the Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory just after 9:30 pm.
Sinclair Community College is closing all campus locations for the day due to the inclement weather.
A listing of events and activities that are closed, canceled or postponed due to the effects of today's Wintry Blast.