If it’s cold enough and you are stranded on the road, you could die.
That’s why CAA Saskatchewan has tips for prevention and what to do in a worst-case-scenario.
Spokesperson Christine Niemczyk says along with an emergency kit with you, your cell phone should be fully charged so you can call for help.
It’s also a good idea to familiarize yourself with the roads so you can describe more accurately where you are.
Niemczyk stresses to stay with the vehicle and make it more visible by hanging a brightly coloured cloth to the antennae or place it in a rolled up window to signal distress.
Run the engine just long enough to remove the chill and to prevent carbon monoxide from leaking into the vehicle, ensure the exhaust pipe isn’t clogged with snow or ice.
Slightly open on the side away from the wind and keep your body moving to increase your circulation.
CAA’s Roadside Assistance team notes it helps if you familiarize yourself with the roads, so you can more accurately pinpoint where you are stranded.