TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- It could have been worse.
Freezing temperatures and wet conditions could have coated roads with a thick layer of ice.
Before you sigh with relief, another round may be on the way.
Those who brave the road may have a whole new set of road rules to drive by.
Moneaka Ross works in a bakery so she's used to an early start.
Her drive from Booneville was not a bad one Tuesday morning, but she remembers all too well a previous experience with ice.
"That's been probably eight years ago now and it was just a very scary experience and I hope to never do that again. I won't drive on it again," Ross said.
Driving on ice is nothing new for Mississippi HIghway Patrolman Ray Hall. He says it could have been much worse.
"I think we're very fortunate. Maybe the temperature helped us out. We've had only one reported crash where we had to investigate after midnight. Given the circumstances, I think we were very fortunate," Hall said.
While it's never a good thing to have ice on the roads, you could say northeast Mississippi dodged a pretty big bullet last night. That could change. The question is, if there's ice on the roads, do you know how to handle it?
Let's see what answers we get out there.
"I think you turn your steering wheel the way it's spinning-the way it's sliding and get it back under control, I think," Henry Weir said.
"It's just natural instinct to hit your brakes which would be the wrong thing to do, but that's probably what most people would think," Henry Weir said.
Both maneuvers are not the way to go.
Whether it's water or ice, there is a correct way to handle a spin.
"If you vehicle is going to the right, you want to turn your steering wheel to the left. Once it corrects to the left, turn it back to the right, but you don't want to jerk it. Ease it to the right and to the left. Thus, you can keep control of your vehicle or bring it back under your control," Hall said.
Trooper Hall also says do not run your cruise control when conditions are favorable for ice or freezing rain.
If you see dark patches on the road, slow down by releasing the accelerator.