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September 22, 2023
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Prepare for Safe Holiday Travel

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and wants to remind you to be prepared for the predicted winter weather conditions arriving just ahead of the holiday.  Take precautions ahead of time before you travel or if you plan to visit the many outdoor recreation sites in our beautiful forests.

Prepare for driving in winter conditions by stocking your vehicle with emergency supplies and tools. Have enough of the following for each person: - blankets or sleeping bags and extra sets of dry clothing such as mittens, socks, and wool hats. Bring a shovel.

Be sure to have a supply of extra food including nuts, and high energy snacks, warm drinks in a thermos and several bottles of water.

Before leaving, listen to weather reports for your trip route and look at Oregon Trip Check for the latest road conditions.

Let a friend, neighbor or family member know your destination, your route, and when you expect to arrive. If you have a problem along the way, help can be sent quicker along your predetermined route.

Bring a cell phone and charger with you.

Be prepared and be safe this holiday season.

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