Prepare Now for Winter Temperatures and Travel

While colder temperatures come as no surprise for December in the Basin, the lack of preparation by some does. Common sense and preparing for conditions could make or break your day if a problem comes up with your vehicle. “Please be prepared when you go out,” shares Uintah County Sheriff’s Sgt. Brian Fletcher. “Make sure and have your phone charged, extra blankets in your vehicle and ensure that vehicles are prepared for the extreme cold.” While the first big snow has yet to hit, moisture can still stick and be icy in the night and early morning hours. “Please just be prepared for winter,” says Sgt. Fletcher. “Always keep items in your vehicle to keep you warm for a few hours if something were to happen.”

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Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.