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The Village of Lombard is sharing tips from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service, to help residents prepare and be ready for winter weather.
Make sure your car is in good operating condition before using it in extreme cold.
Keep condensation (water) out of your gas tank by keeping the tank as full as possible.
Maintain a storm kit in your car with such items as a cell phone and charger; blankets; extra clothing; jumper cables; a flashlight; extra batteries; high-calorie, non-perishable food; and matches or a lighter.
Plan your trip carefully. If cold, snowy, or icy conditions exceed your ability or your car's ability, don't travel. If you must travel be cautious.
Tell someone about your travel plans.
Never leave the motor running in a vehicle parked in an enclosed or partially enclosed space, such as a garage.