(WZZM)- Winter often creates poor driving conditions in West Michigan.

Getting stranded or stuck isn't fun, but having the right supplies can make it a lot safer. Here are ten items to keep in your vehicle if you get stuck or break down:

- A cell phone with an extra battery
- A snow shovel
- Sand or kitty litter
- Two or three blankets
- A flashlight with working batteries
- A first aid kit
- Water
- Snacks
- Safety flares or light sticks

Also, make sure you keep your gas tank full.