DETROIT -

It seems as if the month of January has been riddled with nothing but tough commutes in and around metro Detroit.

For the very latest road conditions you can visit the traffic page of ClickOnDetroit.com

Winter travel woes: Things to do right now

Use common sense: Don't drive into a storm. It's dangerous out there. Monitor your local and regional forecasts, and don't drive if you don't have to.

AAA advises motorists to check tire pressure and make sure car batteries, cooling systems and antifeeze levels are in order. They also advise that you keep gas tanks close to full in order to be able to run the engine for heat in case you get stranded.

AAA suggests keeping the following items in your car: a shovel, a bag of sand, a snowbrush, an ice scraper, jumper cables, a spare tire, windshield wiper fluid, a cell phone, car charger, blankets, gloves, hats, food, water and essential medication.