Getting stranded could be deadly as dangerous weather invades Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Authorities are asking everyone to stay home if you can this Wednesday as blizzard conditions are expected to develop.

But a lot of us don’t have that option.  That’s why the American Red Cross Serving Nebraska is sharing tips on how to react if you’re stranded.

The nonprofit says staying with your vehicle is critical.  Don’t go wandering off as you could potentially get lost or injured.

You should have a bright cloth with you that can be hung from your radio antenna.

Run your car’s engine ten minutes every hour with the heater turned on each time.  Make sure to keep the exhaust pipe clear of snow.

And slightly open a downwind window for ventilation, which will help you avoid gas poisoning.

The National Weather Service also recommends turning your vehicle’s dome light on at night and raising the hood once snow stops falling to indicate you need help.

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