TxDOT cautioning drivers to be safe in Friday commute - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/29/10

TxDOT cautioning drivers to be safe in Friday commute

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - NewsChannel 11 continues to monitor road conditions and the Texas Department of Transportation is urging drivers to use extreme caution if driving is necessary. If you do not have to get out on the road today, then don't.

Ice and snow, along with black ice is reported from TxDOT on most major roads in and around Lubbock County. They are also warning motorists about falling ice from trees, high lines and buildings.

"The pavement may look like it's dry and you'll see the black pavement with not a lot of ice on it, but that black ice is really scary and it's there. If you see our trucks out there is traffic will just back off a little bit because we are applying product just back off a little bit while we are doing our job," said Dotson.

The storm really hit Amarillo hard on Thursday. TxDOT closed Interstate 40 from the Texas Oklahoma border to the New Mexico state line. More than a foot of snow accumulated in the northern panhandle.

If you do have venture out, it is important to make sure that you completely clean off all of your windows of snow and ice to make sure your visibility is not impaired.

NewsChannel 11 is continuing to follow the road and weather conditions, stay tuned on the news and at kcbd.com for the latest.

(Click here) for numbers and a link you can use to check out road conditions for the entire state and the surrounding area.

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