AUSTIN, Texas - It was a very messy Monday morning on the roads as wintry weather over the weekend caused slick and icy road conditions which led to a number of crashes across the area.
TxDOT asked drivers to avoid going out on the roads if possible but many people still were out. The elevated portions of 183 in Northwest Austin were icy and that led to several crashes including one involving a tractor-trailer losing control and jackknifing.
Lots of cars slid off the roads as well. TxDOT crews treated the roads as best they could as slick spots cropped up.
If you have to be out on the roads, drivers asked to use extreme caution. TxDOT says that speed limits are based on normal weather conditions so drivers should slow down because even though roads are treated they can still be slick. Drivers are advised to maintain at least three times the normal following distance.
If you do find yourself needing assistance you can call 512-974-HERO and you can also check conditions at drivetexas.org.