Car trapped beneath a heap of snow? Try these techniques before calling a tow

Before you call a tow truck to drag your vehicle out of the snow, consider these tips from The Weather Network's Nathan Coleman that can help you free yourself.

Nothing says it’s been a long winter like that jarring crunch of your bumper being pulled off your vehicle as you attempt to reverse your way out after getting stuck in a snowbank.

Certain scenarios clearly necessitate summoning professional help, while in other cases, a DIY approach might seem plausible.

Watch the video above for some tried-and-true techniques for freeing your vehicle from a snowdrift all on your own.