Just about everyone recommends emergency travel kits now

In light of the Interstate 95 (I-95) situation where motorist were stuck in backed up traffic for over 24 hours.

Officials shut down I-95 at 8 a.m. Mon. until 8:30 p.m. Tues. according to VDOT emails.

Motorist were stuck in their vehicles with little to no food, water or fuel in fridge temperatures.

Now just about everyone is recommending traveling with emergency travel kits.

National Safety Council (NSC), American Automobile Association (AAA), Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) all have recommendations for emergency kits.

Some of the basic and most important items include non perishable snacks for everyone in the vehicle including pets.

Water, first aid kit, blankets, flashlights and portable phone charger are listed for a basic kit as well.

Some other items to include if you can a tool kit, jumper cables along with traction aids.

When you hit those links provided from NSC, AAA and VDOT you’ll see other items that would be useful if you can fit them in.

You should travel with as many of those items as possible all winter long.

You can never tell when an I-95 type situation may occur.

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