Drivers need to fill up windshield washer fluid to ensure good visibility in the freezing conditions, allow extra time for your commuter.  In order to avoid collisions, leave more space between vehicles especially if there are slippery or icy spots and fill your gas tank in preparation of delays.

According to the National Weather Service, freezing rain differs from sleet.  Freezing rain is frozen precipitation that melts in warm air, falls as rain then freezes on the ground.  Sleet is when frozen precipitation melts in warm air then refreezes before reaching the surface.