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Wet roads causing wrecks on I-20 in Nolan County

NOLAN COUNTY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - Wet roads are causing wrecks on I-20 in Nolan County Wednesday morning. 

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office says multiple crashes have occurred east of Sweetwater, and "currently, both eastbound lanes of travel are blocked at Adrian Bridge, along with the inside lane on the westbound side."

Drivers are urged to slow down while traveling in inclement weather. 

TxDOT offers the following Tips for Driving in Heavy Rain/Flood-Prone Areas:

  • Be cautious when traveling through flood-prone areas. Flash floods can come rapidly and unexpectedly—within a few minutes or hours of excessive rainfall. Flash flooding is common in many areas of Texas, especially the Texas Hill Country.
  • Turn on your headlights and slow down, allowing extra distance for braking.
  • Never attempt to drive through flooded roadways. Water covering roadways may hide washed-out bridges or gouged-out roadbeds, and even in relatively shallow water, tires can act as flotation devices, lifting up big vehicles and sending them downstream. It takes only two feet of water to float a 3,000-pound car.

 


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