Driving during the Thanksgiving holiday is always a stressful affair. But there are simple tricks to minimize the strain and avoid problems on Texas roadways.

In order to avoid highways and other roads that are under construction or adversely affected by weather, you can visit the Texas Department of Transportation's website by clicking on the big button below for an easy-to-use tool that allows you to choose a Texas roadway, county and condition to check that it will be safe to drive on.

The group also has an interactive map that displays road closures, damaged roads and construction, as well as traffic conditions.

TxDOT is reachable via phone at (800) 452-9292.

A final tip is following TxDOT's official Twitter page for updates on road conditions, traffic accidents and how winter weather might be affecting highways.

Be safe out there!

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