State Transportation Cabinet: advice for winter weather

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says it wants residents to stay safe in these winter conditions.

It issued the following advice:

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Protect yourself in an emergency

Kentucky has a Quick Clearance Law, meaning if you are involved in a crash:

  • if no one is visibly injured, move your vehicle to the shoulder or off of the interstate or parkway
  • call the police
  • exchange information with the other party

If you have a disabled vehicle:

  • move your vehicle off the roadway if possible
  • turn on emergency flashers
  • to request aid, tie something white or bright to your antenna or window or raise the hood
  • if  you are unable to move your vehicle from the roadway, stand away from the vehicle
  • keep your arms and legs moving to stay warm

To avoid carbon monoxide poisoning if trapped in snow, keep the exhaust pipe clear. Run your vehicle with the windows partially open and use the heat for 10 minutes every hour.

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Bobbi McSwine joined the ABC 36 News Team in March 2020. She started as a Web Content Producer in November 2019. She was born and raised in Chicago, IL, known to many as the “Windy City.” She studied journalism at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. While in school, she had a number of internships ranging from Free Spirit Media, ABC 7 Chicago and Illinois Public Media. She fell in love with writing in high school and paired that with a newfound passion for storytelling in college. She misses her hometown, but she loves the horses and rich history in Lexington. When she’s not working, she’s probably listening to music or binge-watching Netflix. She’s always looking to get to know more people in Central Kentucky, so feel free to shoot her a message on Facebook @BobbiWTVQ, follow her on Twitter @McSwineB_News, or send her an email at bmcswine@wtvq.com.