JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has launched a new website focused on winter weather preparedness. MDOT’s number one priority is the safety of the traveling public. Winter is officially upon us, and that means the chance of ice and snow, and hazardous driving conditions increases across the state.
Visit www.GoMDOT.com/winter, and you can learn safe driving tips, and discover ways to help prepare your vehicle for winter conditions and ideas for making an emergency car kit. You can also download a Winter Weather Checklist to keep in your home.
“Making preparations before winter weather conditions occur is one of the best ways to stay safe,” said MDOT Executive Director Melinda McGrath. “Our new website offers valuable information to help you survive your drive this winter.”
Along with tips and ideas to help you prepare for winter weather, MDOT wants you to get involved by sharing your own preparation plans. Submit your ideas directly from the website, and you could win a prize.
In addition to the new winter weather website, MDOT has other resources, such as MDOTtraffic.com, the MDOTTraffic mobile app and Mississippi 511. These tools are available to provide real-time, up-to-date traffic information and road conditions.
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