Weather could be factor in several crashes south and east of Lubbock Wednesday morning

Weather could be factor in several crashes south and east of Lubbock Wednesday morning
Rollover on Hwy 87 towards Tahoka (Source: Sydney Kessler, KCBD)
Rollover in Tahoka (Source: Chris Due)
Rollover in Tahoka (Source: Chris Due)
Rollover in Tahoka (Source: Chris Due)
Rollover in Tahoka (Source: Chris Due)
Rollover on Hwy 87 towards Tahoka (Source: Sydney Kessler, KCBD)
Rollover on Hwy 87 towards Tahoka (Source: Sydney Kessler, KCBD)
Rollover on Hwy 87 towards Tahoka (Source: Sydney Kessler, KCBD)
Rollover on Hwy 87 towards Tahoka (Source: Sydney Kessler, KCBD)

LUBBOCK COUNTY, TX (KCBD) - The Texas Department of Public Safety has confirmed several one-vehicle crashes south and east of Lubbock Wednesday morning.

DPS says they are working crashes in Lubbock and Lynn Counties, and also towards Slaton and east of Slaton. These wrecks could be due to dangerous weather conditions in the area.

At least four or five rollovers were reported along Highway 87 towards Tahoka. DPS says these were due to a combination of ice and unsafe speeds.

The Snyder Volunteer Fire Department says they are responding to several crashes due to slick roads in that area, also.


KCBD spoke with TxDot's Dianah Ascencio today to discuss what specifically drivers should be looking out for. "We tend to focus on pre-treating bridges
and overpasses before a storm comes in because they are elevated surfaces. Those are the parts of the roadway that tend to freeze first so we definitely want to advise people to take that into account when they're
out and about driving."

Ascencio also warns drivers to look ahead and be aware. "Scan ahead make sure you're paying attention, focused on the task of driving and looking for some potential situations up ahead."

Watch for updates and plan travel and activities accordingly.

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