TxDOT warns of icy conditions in the morning, several crashes reported
With the threat of black ice and slick roadways Wednesday morning, police and public safety officials are urging drivers to be careful if travelling around the South Plains.
The National Weather Service in Lubbock is expecting temperatures to drop well below freezing overnight into Wednesday morning, with temperatures not expected to be above freezing until 11 a.m. on Wednesday.
After Tuesday's widespread snowfall, the Texas Department of Transportation reminded drivers that the roads in the city still remain wet and will freeze, advising drivers to "slow down, stay alert and drive to conditions."
According to Lubbock police, there were only seven crashes reported Tuesday by 2:30 p.m. with three of them resulting in injuries. But the threat was expected to be elevated overnight.
With crews plowing the snow and salting the roads, TxDOT is urging drivers to check road conditions at drivetexas.org or by calling 1-800-452-9292
This article originally appeared on Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: TxDOT warns of icy conditions in the morning, several crashes reported