Many of Texas’ highways are frozen, making travel difficult.
Officials are urging people to stay off the road unless necessary.
Drive Texas shows many Texas highways covered in ice. in Central Texas, 25 News The crew found wrecks and slippery spots from Bell County to McLennan County, but most of the roads were passable during the day if the driver went slowly.
Conditions were expected to worsen overnight through Wednesday morning, with more freezing rain expected to make driving more dangerous Wednesday through Thursday.
- slow down. Speed limits are based on normal road and weather conditions, not winter road conditions.
- Maintain at least three times the normal following distance on snow or ice.
- Watch out for snowplows and stay at least 200 feet behind snowplows.
- Pay extra attention to bridges, ramps, overpasses and shaded areas as they tend to freeze first.
- If the car begins to skid, release the accelerator pedal or brake. Steer toward the skid until traction is restored. Then straighten the vehicle.
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