When a snowstorm hits, officials with the Township of Lake of Bays say you need to be prepared.
Environment Canada issued a snow squall warning Monday morning for the rest of the day and into Tuesday. They forecast between 20 to 35 cm of snow is expected to fall, with it possible some areas get more. They add visibility will be poor.
They suggest having an emergency kit with water, ready-to-eat food, heating fuel, blankets, and a first-aid kit, making sure your car is prepared with winter tires and the emergency kit, creating a communication plan with family members, making sure your phone is fully always charged, and stay informed.
Officials say, unless it’s urgent, stay inside during a storm.
If you do have to go out, they say to bundle up, noting to make sure your toque is warm since the head is where a large portion of body heat is lost.
If your car gets stuck in the snow, township officials say to keep calm and stay in your car. Also, they suggest cracking the window to let a little bit of fresh air in and, if the car is running, make sure the exhaust isn’t blocked. Officials point out you can’t smell potentially fatal carbon monoxide fumes.