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
Crews are sanding near Hwy 79 and SH130 due to ice accumulation. Please be careful out there!— City of Hutto (@HuttoTX) February 28, 2015
Freezing drizzle across Hill Country & W of I-35 corridor. Moderate travel impacts accidents already reported impacts may continue to expand— ATCEMS (@ATCEMS) February 28, 2015
183 & 45 experiencing icy roadways. Please slow down and stay off the highways until around 10 a.m. unless you absolutely need to be out.— Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) February 28, 2015