THE AA suggests an emergency kit and a winter kit should be kept in your car at all times. Here are the things you should include: A blanket, rug or sleeping bag. Shovel. Ice scraper and de-icer. Torch and batteries. Snacks – chocolate or cereal bars. Extra screenwash. A warm winter coat, scarf, hat, gloves and warm clothes. Waterproofs. Sturdy footwear. A flask of hot drink. More from the Beast from the East SNOW: School closures around Rotherham SCHOOLS around Rotherham have been forced to close again today (Thursday) due to the adverse weather conditions. The Beast from the East: Bulk-buying bread in Ireland THE weather’s bad in Rotherham but has the Beast From The East hit anywhere here as hard as it has in Ireland? Will winter tyres help me beast the Beast from the East? RAIN, wet leaves, snow, black ice: winter brings its own set of hazards. Fitting winter tyres to your car improves driving safety – but only in certain conditions. First things first, what exactly do they do and are they right for you? The Beast from the East brings some difficult challenges for motorists. As with ice, fog, high winds and lashings of rain, snow makes driving much more difficult and it’s important to keep in mind that things such as stopping distances and visibility are affected by these treacherous weather conditions.