Louisiana State Police Troop I spokesperson Brooks David urged drivers to exercise some common sense while driving during inclement weather.

David said state police worked "a lot" of crashes on the interstate system Monday because of weather related incidents.

"It's all about safety out there on the highway," David said, suggesting drivers should plan to leave a few minutes early so that they could arrive at their destination on time. "We want people to make it to their destination safe, and if you're a little bit late, so be it."

"People need to slow it down," David added.

Part of that common sense entails reducing your speed to prevent hyrdoplaning, using your windshield wipers, and making sure your headlights are turned on so other drivers can see you, David said.

In cases where it becomes very difficult to see a few feet in front of you, David suggested pulling over into a parking lot--not on the shoulder where traffic could potentially hit you--"or just don't leave your house until it's clear to do so."