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Car emergency kit recommendation

WATERLOO (KWWL) -- If you must travel during a snow storm, here's what AAA suggests you have with you in your car in case of emergency:

-- a metal coffee can with a candle inside (to melt snow to drink)
-- carpet strips for traction
-- boots
-- ice scraper and brush
-- flares & reflectors
-- jumper cables
-- newspapers (to put in your clothes for insulation)
-- shovel
-- sand or cat litter for traction
-- tools
-- flashlight
-- first aid kit
-- food (like chocolate bars or granola bars)
-- blanket

AAA also reminds motorists that it's best to remain in your stranded vehicle rather than risk exposure or becoming lost while walking to find help.

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