Lubbock - Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Lubbock District crews are ready to respond to a winter storm expected to impact the South Plains early tomorrow morning and into the weekend.
Crews prepared trucks and equipment that apply anti-icing/deicing materials to bridges, overpasses and critical areas (such as canyon upgrades/downgrades, curves and major intersections) today, and will work around the clock to clear roads once inclement weather hits.
According to the National Weather Service, sub-freezing temperatures with areas of freezing precipitation are possible across the South Plains and the region. Travel could be hazardous under these conditions.
Motorists are advised to stay home, if possible, but can do their part while driving in inclement weather by observing these winter safety tips:
• Reduce speed. Speed limits are based on normal road and weather conditions, not
winter road conditions
• Maintain at least three times the normal following distance on snow or ice
• Watch carefully for snow removal equipment and stay at least 200 feet back if you are
behind a snow plow
• Use extra caution on bridges, ramps, overpasses and shaded areas as they tend to
• If you start to slide, ease off the gas pedal or brakes. Steer into the direction of the skid
until you feel you have regained traction then straighten your vehicle.
More winter weather safety information can be found at www.txdot.gov – key word: winter driving.
For road conditions call TxDOT’s road conditions hotline at 1-800-452-9292 or visit www.drivetexas.org.