TX-DOT Update 8:27PM Sunday March 2, 2014
Road conditions in the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) Abilene and Brownwood Districts have improved throughout the day Sunday.
* Drivers should continue to watch for black ice and drive to conditions.
* Drivers are advised to allow extra time for their morning commute tomorrow.
* TxDOT crews will continue to monitor and treat roadways overnight.
For your morning commute please leave early, leave plenty of space between your vehicle and the one in front of you.
Slow down and give yourself plenty of time to get where you are going.
Watch our news on both KTAB & KRBC for the latest road conditions in the morning.
TX-DOT Update 4:16PM Sunday March 2, 2014
TxDOT ISSUES WINTER WEATHER WARNING—DISCOURAGES UNNECESSARY TRAVEL
The calendar says March, but people in Texas are experiencing the effects of winter storm Titan. The Texas Department of Transportation is issuing a travel advisory, discouraging unnecessary driving in north and north central Texas and other parts of the state. The storm, including icy conditions, freezing rain, and rain, is affecting areas in TxDOT districts that include Amarillo, Lubbock, Abilene, Brownwood, Childress, San Angelo, Odessa, Wichita Falls, Dallas, Fort Worth, Paris, Waco and Austin. Later today areas in the Tyler, Lufkin, and Atlanta districts could be impacted as well. With wet and icy precipitation happening today, drivers should expect that those conditions will worsen as temperatures drop overnight.
Sleet, ice and freezing rain can create extremely dangerous driving conditions, which is why the Texas Department of Transportation strongly advises drivers to stay off the roads as much as possible. If drivers must be on the road, please remember to:
· Reduce speed
· Increase following distance
· Use extra caution on bridges, ramps, overpasses
· Stay back at least 200 feet from vehicles treating roadways
· If you start to slide, ease off the gas pedal or brakes and steer in to direction of skid
· Avoid unnecessary travel
You can get more road condition reports at:
· TxDOT’s toll-free highway condition line at (800)-452-9292
· TxDOT’s facebook page (Facebook.com/TxDOT)
· and/or TxDOT’s Twitter account (Twitter.com/TxDOT)
** Latest conditions on specific highways can be found by clicking here.
TX DOT UPDATE 2:15PM Sunday March 2, 2014
Crews throughout the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) Abilene and Brownwood Districts are reporting light freezing drizzle, sleet and snow flurries in some counties, although little accumulation has been observed thus far. Fog is limiting visibility in many areas and could cause icy patches.
TxDOT crews are monitoring and treating roadways and bridges where needed.
Drivers are encouraged to use caution throughout the day and be aware of black ice.
Inclement weather may affect travel conditions in other parts of the state.
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