Deep freeze in January and no quick way to escape

The winter is just starting and already there are nights when the temperature has dropped to zero.  When you live in a spread out area and have to drive to get anywhere, it’s scary to think you are frozen in place because of the weather.  It takes a long time for your car to warm up and be ready to go.  Black ice in the roads slows you down from making a quick retreat from a bad situation.  You could also get snowed in and physically be unable to leave.  Then you couldn’t escape whatever is out there.