TxDOT clears majority of snow, warns drivers use caution - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

TxDOT clears majority of snow, warns drivers use caution

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

It was a crazy day Monday for TxDot's Lubbock district. Beginning at midnight Sunday, crews were anticipating the snow, ready to hit the streets to prepare for early morning drivers. Crews from as far away as El Paso came to help in the snow-clearing effort. Dianah Ascencio, Public Information Officer for the Lubbock District says she is proud of her crews.

"Our guys really rose to the task and they were out there helping as many motorists as they could get to their destination safely," she said.

TxDot was able to reopen I-27 early Tuesday morning after shutting it down late Monday but they are still advising drivers heading north to be careful, especially after the sun sets.

"Although we have the majority of main lanes on I-27 and a lot of the major roadways in the area are clear of snow there is still some patchy, snowy areas and slick areas and we do have some snow on the shoulder of the roadway," said Dianah.

"As soon as the sun goes down and those temperatures start to drop, those areas will re-freeze tonight so especially in the overnight hours and in the morning hours motorists really should drive with caution."

Dianah added that late Tuesday afternoon, TxDot reopened Highway 86 to traffic in Castro and Swisher counties, between the cities of Dimmitt and Tulia, but again is advising drivers to be cautious because of icy conditions.

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