City prepares for icy conditions Tuesday morning

City prepares for icy roads tomorrow

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - City officials have begun coordinating efforts to keep our roads safe well before snow landed in Lubbock.

Lubbock police reported fewer accidents considering the amount of snow Lubbock received.

Lubbock police public information officer Allison Matherly said there were 103 accidents from Sunday night to Monday afternoon.

“Because of that amount of snow it was really a time that staying off the roads was the best option. We didn’t see too much freezing until today which did keep the crash number lower,” Matherly said.

City manager Jarrett Atkinson said fewer people on the roads might have contributed to fewer accidents. Snow plows and salt trucks were set before snow fell Sunday morning.

“We had all of the equipment pre stages, all of the people pre staged. We went into action early and our motto is we don’t want to get behind,” Atkinson said.

Tonight the city is preparing for ice by clearing the Civic Center parking lot and roads near schools.

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