Governor Greg Abbott urges Texans to take the necessary precautions ahead of the winter storm Sunday.
The state is looking forward to staying a step ahead to avoid another deadly pileup that happened in Fort Worth Thursday morning.
Texas Department of Transportation, TxDOT is in the process of closing express lanes as Gov. Abbott issued a disaster declaration for the entire state.
Roads are a big area of concern for state and local leaders.
According to the TxDOT, all roads have already been pre-treated, they have snowplows on standby to remove the excess snow in the coming days.
While attending a press conference, the governor said the ultimate goal is to avoid another deadly pile-up like the one on I-35W in Fort Worth.
Abbott is also asking the White House for a federal emergency declaration in Texas.
In the next 48-72 hours, the road conditions will become more dangerous, leaders are asking people to stay off the roads and stay at home.
"Once you lose control of your vehicle on ice, it could lead to exactly what we saw in Fort Worth, Texas earlier this week," Gov. Abbott said. "We will not replicate what happened in Fort Worth, Texas. We will not allow anyone to be involved in these mass accidents."