Friday, February 4, 2011

TxDOT : Roads Stay Off Icy Roads

TxDOT (The Texas Department of Transportation) is asking drivers in Houston avoid elevated structures such as bridges and overpasses because they're likely to be icy and dangerous.TxDOT workers are out there trying to minimize the problems. From a news release this morning:

TxDOT crews are out in full force as winter weather conditions cause icy roadways. Motorists are discouraged from traveling unless absolutely necessary.CORPUS CHRISTI -- TxDOT says roads could be closed until Saturday at noon, if conditions don't improve. Friday morning's freezing rain and snow have made for treacherous driving conditions around the Brazos Valley and officials with the Texas Department of Transportation are urging people to stay off the roads.

TxDOT crews have been working throughout the night sanding bridges and overpasses, but despite the preparations, spokesperson Bob Colwell says everything is frozen and may not defrost until noon.

Already, most major roads and highways in the region were closed, including the Harbor Bridge, JFK Causeway and Nueces Bay Causeway. Over 75 accidents were reported Thursday night alone in about a three hour period.

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