Moderate to locally heavy snow has quickly caused accumulations in Wise, Parker, Hood, Johnson, and Tarrant Counties since 8 AM. Because temperatures in the 20s snow is accumulating on all roads, not just the bridges. We’re starting to see pictures come across on Twitter of accidents in Fort Worth. Roads are snow-covered and slick in the western half of the D/FW Metroplex. These conditions will spread east into the rest of the metroplex over the next hour or two. By lunchtime we expect accumulating snow in all of the D/FW Metroplex with slick and hazardous road conditions. These conditions will not improve this afternoon with temperatures remaining below freezing all day and into Saturday. I know many of you are at work or school and we promised the morning rush hour would be good. I also said roads would go downhill just after morning rush hour. If you’re driving today give yourself extra room, extra time, extra patience, and simply stay calm.

Here are a few quick tips from TxDot

Winter Driving Safety Tips

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 ice
Watch 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