Winter storm affects drivers and area schools - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/23/10

Winter storm affects drivers and area schools

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - NewsChannel 11 contacted the Lubbock Police Department, the Department of Public Safety and TxDOT to get updates on roads and conditions from the winter storm.

Since 7 p.m. Monday night, the Lubbock Police Department have responded to more one hundred weather related accidents. None of these accidents were reported to be serious.

TxDOT has not decided to close any roads, but they are urging drivers to avoid the areas of Eastbound Spur 327 onto South Loop 289, and I-27 and 50th Street ramps. Remember that the most icy conditions will be on bridges and overpasses and on secondary roads, but use caution wherever you are driving.

According to Steve Divine in the First Alert Forecast Center, eight inches of snow was reported in the Post area. Around 2:30 a.m. Garza County Sheriffs Department reported approximately 30 commercial vehicles were involved in a pile up. "A lot of them ended up jack-knifing or going into the ditch. It took about 3 and a half hours to get them cleared out," said Garza County Sheriff's Patrol Lieutenant Michael Taylor. None of the vehicles collided and no one was injured.

Between Lubbock and Slaton, nearly a dozen cars have slid off the road. There have also been reports of 3 inches of snow in Slaton and Lubbock.

Flights at the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport have been delayed and canceled. This storm is moving towards the Dallas area and has affected San Angelo, Midland, Odessa, Waco and Dallas-Ft.Worth.

Most area schools and daycare's were delayed Tuesday morning. To get the latest information on delays and closings and your flights at the airport, click here.

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