A number of accidents reported due to icy roads

Icy conditions are creating challenges for drivers Friday night.

A number of accidents have been reported throughout Central Texas on both toll roads and back roads.

FOX 7's Casey Claiborne will have more on driving conditions tonight on the FOX 7 News Edge at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.

If you have to be out on the roads, TxDOT offers this advice:

  • Reduce speed. 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 iceWatch carefully for snow removal equipment and stay at least 200 feet back if you are behind a snow plow
  • Use extra caution on bridges, ramps, overpasses and shaded areas as they tend to freeze first
  • If you start to slide, ease off the gas pedal or brakes. Steer into the direction of the skid until you feel you have regained traction then straighten your vehicle

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