PERMIAN BASIN, Texas (Nexstar) – Winter weather blew into the basin Wednesday afternoon, meaning there could be some snow or ice on the roads Thursday morning. The Texas Department of Public Transportation has gone to great lengths to “light up” major roads, but here are some tips to make sure you stay safe on the road.
Use caution on major roads such as Interstate 20, Highway 80 or Highway 191, especially when driving on bridges and overpasses. And keep in mind that smaller, low-traffic roads may be left untouched and may also be frozen. Slow down and maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front to allow enough time to stop in case of an emergency.
Avoid using the cruise control and ease off the gas pedal if you start to skid, trying not to “step on” the brake.
In addition, in the event of a power outage, some intersections may not have active traffic signals, these intersections should be treated as 4-way stop signs.
Before leaving home, make sure your tires are well maintained and fully inflated. When defrosting your windshield, do not use hot water to defrost, which can cause your windshield to crack.
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