Prepare for severe weather
Texas is a part of the sun belt which means that oftentimes roadside vegetation gets dry. This puts us at risk for wildfires, especially after a series of sunny days and during windy weather conditions. Pay attention to highway signs and alerts. If there's a fire, keep your windows up and close your vehicle's air vents to keep smoke out of your car and prevent irritatation of your eyes, throat, and lungs. Also, turn on your headlights and keep your vehicle doors unlocked to prevent slowing down rescuers if you need help. Consider a different time to travel if you're able.
For more information, visit the Forest Service page.