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DURANT -- The Bryan County Emergency Management Office says drivers should expect slick, icy roads over on Christmas as it prepares for up to five inches of snow.

Director James Dalton is urging drivers to stay off the roads if they aren't where they plan to go by Tuesday morning.

Butl if you do have to drive, he says, be prepared. "Don't just get on the road like you would in the summer," he said.

AAA advises driver to pack vehicles with emergency road kits:
• Blankets
• Flashlight with extra batteries
• First-aid kit
• Drinking water, food, snacks
• Small shovel
• Sand or clay-based kitty litter for traction
• Ice scraper/brush
• Battery booster cables
• Emergency flares/reflectors
• Towels
• Extra clothes, gloves, etc.
• Cell phone with charger

Dalton also says drivers should gas up as often as possible.

Outside the Bryan County Office of Emergency Management Monday, massive generators were being warmed up, radios signals getting tested and staff was already on standby.

But traveler Keith Woods and his family aren't waiting around.

On a road trip to Arkansas, he says he hopes to beat the storm there so it doesn't crash his holiday.