The Tyler Police Department advised motorists not to drive in icy conditions unless it is imperative.
Drivers should use major traffic routes when possible and be weary of hills, bridges and sharp curves, the release states.
If you must travel, wear your seat belt and make sure your children are properly secured in seatbelts or appropriate child safety seats.
Remember that ice forms first on bridges, overpasses and shady areas. If you hit a patch of ice, stay off your brakes and decelerate slowly, holding the car steady as you go over the ice.
Keep a safe distance from the car in front of you.
If your car goes into a skid, take your foot off the gas pedal but don't hit the brake. Steer gently in the direction you want the front of the car to go. As the car straightens out, you will be able to regain traction and control.