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2/22/10

Winter storm slows drivers, street crews working overtime

By Ann Wyatt Little - bio | email

Lubbock, TX (KCBD) – The winter weather is expected to cause many headaches for drivers Monday night and Tuesday morning. Street crews were out in full force working to clear up Mother Nature's mess.

Driving conditions worsened as the night passed. The soft dry snow started falling late Monday afternoon. City and state trucks loaded up prepared to salt the streets after the sun set all in hopes of staying ahead of the storm.

"Our crews spent the day getting ready. Our stock piles are full. We have enough liquid and granular magnesium chloride to fight this storm," said Dianah Ascencio with TxDot.

Lubbock Police and DPS responded to numerous weather related accidents. One crash near 6th and Frankford sent a Lubbock Police officer to the hospital with a broken arm and diverted traffic through the Wal Mart parking lot.

The driver of a Dodge pick-up slid of the South Loop and rolled over, thankfully no one was hurt. Snow blanketed the streets making it almost impossible for drivers to see some of the street lines. Crews will continue to salt the streets through the night but drivers ask if you see them on the road to give them plenty of room to clear a path for you.

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