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LUBBOCK, Texas — Multiple crashes were reported by both Lubbock Police Department and University Medical Center EMS Wednesday morning.
Prior to 7:00 a.m., UMC EMS had already responded to 10 car accidents this morning, according to its Facebook page.
The post urged drivers to take extra precautions this morning as a result of the icy conditions.
Lubbock Police also responded to a “major crash” at North Loop 289 and University Avenue.
“The eastbound and westbound lanes of N. Loop 289 will be closed between I-27 and University Avenue,” police just just after 7:20 a.m.
There was also a report on the police radio system of a nine-vehicle accident at 1st Street and Q Drive. Earlier in the morning there had also been a report of a seven-vehicle crash.
Check out what the freezing fog and freezing drizzle did between Whiteface and Levelland this morning! Roadways are SLICK! I am forecasting this trend to continue over the next several mornings! #TXwx #KAMC #LubWX #SPwx #PHwx— Jacob Riley (@jrileywx) February 10, 2021
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Lubbock ISD families received the following notification via email Wednesday morning:
Freezing fog and drizzle has made road conditions slick, especially on elevated surfaces. Please drive carefully on your way to school and avoid the Marsha Sharp Freeway, Interstate 27, and Loop 289. Principals will be extra lenient on tardies today. Drive safely.
Dr. Kathy Rollo
Superintendent, Lubbock ISD
LPD said as of 9:50 this morning there were 89 reported accidents
Please use caution and take your time this morning.