Tips for motorists stranded in winter storm

A man walks along Interstate 459 East during a winter storm in Alabama, Tuesday, January 28, 2014. (

As nightfall approaches, Shelby County Sheriff's Office personnel are increasingly concerned about motorists who are still in their stranded vehicles.{} The Sheriff's Office will be transporting as many as possible to shelters for the night.{} Due to the number of people that are stranded and that roads in some areas are impassable, stranded motorists need to take the following actions.1.{}{} Make sure someone knows where you are.2.{}{} Create a plan for your own safety.3.{}{} Take note of possible locations to shelter until you can be taken to a warming shelter.4.{} Are there occupied homes nearby that may offer warmth?5.{} Are there businesses that may offer warmth?6.{} Is there a church nearby that will offer warmth.7.{} Staying in a parked car with the engine running poses a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and knocking on a strangers door may be safer.8.{} Notify a loved one of where you are sheltering with address and name of others there.

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