Forecasts are showing a possibility of winter weather nearby San Antonio in Hill Country area, and Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw wants to remind Texans to stay safe!

“Every year, Texas faces the dangers of winter weather conditions, including freezing temperatures, ice, sleet, and even snow. Texans are urged to stay informed about changing weather in their area and to take steps now to help stay safe during the coming months,” McCraw said.

DPS says that Texans should winterize their vehicles in preparation for wintery conditions.

DPS is also encouraging drivers to keep emergency supplies in their vehicle. According to the department, a good emergency kit should include:

  • Blankets/sleeping bags, extra clothing, gloves and a hat
  • Cell phone, radio, flashlight and extra batteries
  • First-aid kit and pocket knife
  • High-calorie, non-perishable food and bottled water
  • Bag of sand or cat litter to provide traction for tires
  • Windshield scraper, tool kit, booster cables, tow rope and a shovel

In addition to having an emergency supply kit, DPS says there are other ways Texans should prepare for the possibility of winter weather, such as signing up for the local emergency notification system and monitoring local weather broadcasts.

Additional information and tips regarding winter weather preparedness can be found at the Texas DPS website.