UPDATE: As of 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Lubbock Police announced another road opening at the South Loop 289 to I-27 flyover, both flyovers between Marsha Sharp Freeway and West Loop 289 and Broadway between Avenue E and Avenue A are now open. Please continue to drive with caution. The LPD needs the public to continue as normal, this is for information only.
As of 3 p.m. Tuesday, Lubbock Police say The Marsha Sharp Freeway main lanes at West Loop 289 are now open. These roadways have been treated, but icy conditions may still exist or redevelop, so LPD is encouraging drivers to drive slowly and with caution, especially on overpasses.
The flyovers between Marsha Sharp Freeway and West Loop 289 remain closed.
LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - The following roads are being closed due to hazardous road conditions at 5 a.m. Oct. 27:
- Slaton Highway at I-27 eastbound and westbound
- Marsha Sharp Freeway flyover westbound to West Loop 289
- Marsha Sharp Freeway eastbound main lanes at West Loop 289
- West Loop 289 flyover to Marsha Sharp Freeway eastbound
- Marsha Sharp Freeway to 19th Street flyover both directions
- 4th Street eastbound to Marsha Sharp Freeway flyover
- South Loop 289 to I-27 flyover
The City of Lubbock and Lubbock Police Department will continue to monitor conditions and may close additional roads as needed.
The Slaton Police Department has closed off Highway 84 overpass until further notice.
Driving conditions on that highway continue to become more dangerous. The department sent out a notice overnight and said first-responders have been working that area for hours.
“An officer just described the highway to me as a skating rink. Avoid avoid avoid,” the department wrote in a Facebook post.
The overpass to the highway has been closed inside the City of Slaton. The access roads are still open.
A road conditions map from the Texas Department of Transportation shows all major roadways throughout the South Plains have ice on them.
A link to that map can be found here: DriveTexas.Org.
TxDOT also has crews working 12-hours shifts to treat major roadways to stop ice from forming. However, drivers should still use extra precautions on the road and allow more time.