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Last minute holiday travelers trying to beat the storm

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You're trapped in a blizzard. Do you know what to do next to survive?

You're trapped in a blizzard. If navigating potentially treacherous roads in the winter, be sure to check the forecast before you embark.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- With the winter storm expected to make road conditions dangerous, many travelers have left early.

Allison Cole moved up her travel plans so she didn't have to cancel her plans. 

“We were going to go to Boston tomorrow but with the storm we figured we should start the drive today just because it is a long drive and we don’t want to get caught in the ice or the snow," she said.

With high winds, freezing temperatures, and rain and snow forecasted, Cole’s excited to spend her Christmas weekend outside, being able to enjoy the weather.

“I’m looking forward to walking around and seeing all the sights," she said. "It’s a pretty mild winter there right now compared to here where I would just be stuck inside because of the storm.”

For those that haven't left yet, travel will get difficult. Roads will get slick and there will be little visibility due to snow and high winds. 

AAA - the Auto Club Group spokesperson Molly Hart said it's important to weigh your options when it comes to driving. 

“I mean it’s the balance of using caution and playing it smart and safe or possibly putting yourself in a dangerous situation," she said.

She said people may need to make difficult decisions this year.

“If there is a blizzard in your path this is a time you should be staying home," Hart said. "You want to enjoy your holiday and unfortunately this year it may not be getting on the road or getting on a plane to celebrate with family and loved ones.”

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security has issued a travel advisory and the Indiana Department of Transportation urges people to stay home, but drive safe if travel is necessary.