City of Lubbock taking precautions during winter weather

KLBK Staff

LUBBOCK- Texas — Low temperatures and icy conditions started on Tuesday in Lubbock, and will continue through Wednesday.

The City and schools in Lubbock have been monitoring the conditions in an effort to keep citizens and students safe.

On Tuesday the Emergency Operations Center was activated in an effort to bring Lubbock’s leaders together to make decisions and effectively communicate with the public.

Allison Matherly with the Lubbock Police Department said in icy conditions LPD will pretreat roads and patrol officers will constantly monitor the roads and decide which ones, if any, need to be closed.

“We get all the decision makers into one building where they’re able to communicate extremely efficiently and handle any scenarios that might arise,” Matherly said.

In the event of low temperatures and precipitation, Lubbock ISD will have assistant superintendents driving roads such as Loop 289 and the Marsha Sharp Freeway.

LISD Executive Director of Communications and Community Relations, Jeff Klotzman, said they will work with Durham Transportation to determine if the roads are safe for students to travel to school.

Klotzman said in the event of a delay on cancellation, parents will be alerted with a call, e-mail and text.

“You need to make sure you can get messages through the parent notification system,” Klotzman said. “Because that is how we’re going to contact you first and foremost.”

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