Authorities advise do not travel unless absolutely necessary - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/24/09

Authorities advise do not travel unless absolutely necessary

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By Ben Lawson  - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock Police shut down the fly-over from S. Loop 289 to Interstate 27 due to hazardous weather conditions.  Police do not report any major accidents, but say they have several calls of people sliding off the road and getting stuck.

Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport is reporting multiple delays.  Continental flight 2366 to Houston, American Airlines flight 4792 to Dallas, Delta flight 4009 to Memphis, and American flight 3653 are all delayed.

The Lynn County Sheriff's Office reports about 32-cars off the roads, mostly on U.S. Highway 87 and F.M. 400.  They also report a power line down three miles west of Tahoka, on U.S. Highway 385 causing some outages in the area.  Authorities say visibility is zero in all directions.  They advise motorists not to travel.

They Garza County Sheriff's Office reports northbound traffic on U.S. Highway 84 is completely shutdown three miles south of Post due to jack-knifed 18-wheelers.  Authorities advise drivers to stay out of the area, and not to travel if you don't have to.

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