Winter weather hinders drivers - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/27/09

Winter weather hinders drivers

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Ice, car wrecks and falling trees are all hazards of winter weather. "I don't like it at all," said Lubbock driver Jeff Couture. 

Lubbock Police responded to several wrecks Friday because of slick roads and low visibility. Jonathan Carrasco's car saw damage too, but not while driving. "I was still like half asleep, and I just heard this big old noise...the tree fell on the car." The tree damaged the roof and he lost his back wind shield, right after Carrasco got his car out of the shop. "We got the brakes fixed yesterday, and now it's something else wrong with it," he said. 

Whether you love winter weather or hate it, Hub City residents know the weather is always changing here. "It's really West Texas for you. One day it's 80 degrees, and the next day it's freezing," said Couture.

The Texas Department of Transportation says drivers should watch out for ice, especially on bridges and overpasses. 

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