CHEYENNE – An early-winter storm is possible early Wednesday through Thursday, and it is expected to extend from northwest Wyoming through the southeast part of the Cowboy State.

In preparation for the upcoming winter storm and colder weather, National Weather Service and Wyoming Department of Transportation are encouraging people to build a vehicle winter safety kit, and know where to get the latest weather forecasts and road conditions.

A vehicle winter safety kit should include non-perishable food, water, essential medications, blankets, flashlights and a first aid kit. Travelers should always dress for winter weather when driving and charge cellphones before departing.

Even with a winter safety kit packed in the vehicle, travelers should be prepared to alter or cancel travel plans if hazardous driving conditions are expected.

Travelers are encouraged to check the latest WYDOT road and travel information by calling 511 or by going online to http://wyoroad.info.

The WYDOT smartphone app provides pre-trip and travel information. The app can be used to view the large WYDOT network of web cameras, a color-coded system that shows pavement conditions and traffic hazards, and it can provide traveler location information to friends and family. The app is available for both Android and Apple phones.

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