TxDOT warns against travel, prepares roads for winter storm - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

TxDOT warns against travel, prepares roads for winter storm

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Preparations are underway at TxDOT's Lubbock District to keep drivers safe during Monday's big storm.

Workers started at midnight and will work 12-hour shifts plowing roads, spreading salt and making sure the major highways are safe for travel.

"Our guys spent all afternoon going over their trucks and making sure their trucks were in perfect working order," said Dianah Ascencio, public information officer for Lubbock District TxDOT. "They checked everything from their lines to plows. We want to make sure that our guys are safe so they can make sure that you are safe for traveling the roads."

Dianah says if you have to leave your home Monday, make sure you give yourself extra time to get to your destination and drive slowly in harsh conditions.

"We want motorists to think, do they really need to make this trip? If there is any way possible that they can stay home, they really should," she said.

Dianah added that just as a precaution, before you leave home, bring water, a snack and a blanket with you just in case you get stranded, adding that you can't be too safe.

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