LUBBOCK, Texas — Lubbock Police on Monday afternoon said officers were taking special action to prevent crashes.
LPD said, “Due to the slick road conditions, patrol officers will drive with their lights on to slow down traffic and prevent crashes. Please take extra time to get to your destinations and slow down!”
The City of Lubbock said Monday morning that numerous road were blocked due to dangerous icy conditions.
At about 10:15 a.m., the city said in an LBK Alert, “Marsha Sharp Freeway at West Loop 289 both westbound and eastbound main lanes are closed. The LPD needs the public to avoid the area.”
The city said:
Freezing rain this morning has prompted emergency road closures. Roads are slick, especially on overpasses. Please use extra caution and allow extra time for morning commute. For a map of roadways that are currently closed, visit mylubbock.us/emergencycommunications.
Prior to 7:00 a.m., Lubbock Police reported 25 crashes. There have been more since then. This is a developing story. Please check back.
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The following roads have been closed due to hazardous road conditions: 19th Street and Marsha Sharp Freeway, Marsha Sharp Freeway and West Loop 289 flyover, South Loop 289 and I-27 flyover, Spur 327 at Milwaukee Ave. Avoid overpasses when possible and drive slowly. pic.twitter.com/ARe8TYPeDM— Lubbock Police Dept. (@LubbockPolice) October 26, 2020
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