Ice on many Texas highways is making travel difficult.
Officials are urging people to stay off the roads unless necessary.
Drive Texas shows many Texas highways covered in ice. In Central Texas, 25 News Crews found debris and slick spots from Bell in McLennan counties, though most roads were passable during the day if drivers took it slow.
Conditions were expected to worsen overnight into Wednesday morning with additional freezing rain, making driving more hazardous Wednesday through Thursday.
- Slow down. Speed limits are based on normal road and weather conditions, not winter road conditions.
- Keep at least three times the normal distance in snow or ice.
- Watch snow removal equipment carefully and stay at least 200 meters behind snow harnesses.
- Take extra care on bridges, ramps, overpasses and shaded areas as they tend to freeze first.
- If your vehicle begins to skid, release the gas pedal or brakes. Head in the direction of the slide until you have regained traction. Then drive your vehicle.
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