Winter Travel



TxDOT’s #1 priority is the safety of the traveling public. We use every resource available to keep the roads open and passable during winter storms. Hazardous weather can unexpectedly change from freezing ice to snow to fog in some areas of the state.

You can reduce your risk by simply practicing a few road safety habits. Avoid getting caught by surprise, plan ahead and be aware of alerts and advisories in your area. Winter road preparedness includes the following:

  • Ensure your vehicle is properly maintained.
  • Stay tuned to local news for road closures, changing conditions and weather alerts.
  • Check highway conditions at DriveTexas.

For additional road safety preparedness information and tips, download the TxDOT Safety Guide for Winter Travel.

Highway Road Conditions Hotline

Call (800) 452-9292 for current information.


Follow the TxDOT Twitter feeds for more road information.

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