By Texas Department of Public Safety
The Texas Department of Public Safety is warning drivers to slow down during these icy conditions. Most of Lubbock County has been affected by icy roadways. These roadways may not appear to be icy, giving motorist a false sense of safety. DPS reminds drivers to follow these important rules when driving in these conditions.
1. Slow down to a speed where you can maintain control of your vehicle.
2. Buckle up everyone in the vehicle.
3. Do not follow too closely.
4. Start slowing down as you approach intersections and be prepared to wait on other vehicles approaching from the opposite direction.
5. Make sure your windows are thawed out before you start driving.
6. Check all your tires and fluid levels in your vehicle including anti-freeze.
7. Let someone know what route you will be taking and what time they can expect you.
8. Put blankets, water and food in the vehicle in the event you become stranded.
9. Turn on flashers if you become stranded.
Lubbock County DPS troopers have been dispatched to numerous crashes in Lubbock County that are weather related.
The below report is from the Sergeant who covers the eastern counties around Lubbock.
Crosby, Dickens, King, Motley, Floyd and Garza Counties. As of 0800 all six counties are experiencing rain and sleet. Roadways are iced over. There haven't been any reportable cashes, however many vehicles had slid off of the roadway. Nothing further to report at this time