This is NOT a drill. Snow is on the way and accumulations could total up to six inches in several areas in Sw. Mo.  The  hazardous conditions will be impacting your drivetime. Are you ready? Is your car ready?

Here are some items you need in your car, for winter driving or traveling (credit to the Weather Channel)

A first-aid kit

A small knife

Water-proof matches

A bag of sand or kitty litter to help create traction if you get stuck in a ditch

A flashlight and road flares so help can find you if it’s dark

An ice scraper and a bottle of premixed alcohol and water (two parts to one part) to help melt stubborn ice

An auxiliary gas can so you can keep the heat running should your primary tank run out

A shovel in case you need to dig yourself out of a snowdrift

Chains in case you need to be pulled from a snowdrift

Several warm blankets, warm clothes and water-proof gloves/mittens

A crank radio

A battery charger for cell phones

Bottled water (enough for at least 24 hours)

Jumper cables

Non-perishable food (again, enough for at least 24 hours)

Make sure you have your windshield wiper fluid tank filled up.

Top off your gas tank