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A car emergency kit can help you out of a tough situation, especially in the winter when roads can be more dangerous. Items to add to the kit include food, tools and cables, winter clothes and a first aid kit. (Republican Eagle photos by Danielle Killey)

Prepared for the winter drive

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The holidays are almost here, and millions will be hitting the roads to visit family and friends.

But winter weather also is upon us, which can make those trips a bit harder as vehicles battle snowbanks, blizzards and icy roads.

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Whether traveling cross-country or down the street, though, drivers should make sure to have an emergency kit handy, especially in the winter, safety organizations say.

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Danielle Killey
Danielle Killey is the city reporter for the Republican Eagle, where she has worked since 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a journalism degree.
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