Thruway Authority has some helpful safe driving tips for winter, as does AAA. The NOAA web site, from the national weather service, will give you a good idea of weather conditions.
And this wouldn't be a library blog if we didn't suggest that you pick up a book or two to bring with you on your travels and for when you go home. Drake Library has the biggest book collection of the SUNY four year colleges, every sort of non-fiction and fiction imaginable. Check the catalog, get a few books for break, and drive safe :-)