Light precipitation and freezing temperatures have been reported in the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Abilene District in the counties of Callahan, Fisher, Haskell, Jones, Nolan, Shackelford, Stonewall and Taylor.
Ice accumulation has been reported in some counties, especially on bridges and bridge approaches. TxDOT crews are treating roadways, intersections and overpasses, and monitoring conditions in the 13 counties served by the Abilene District. Additional precipitation and falling temperatures could increase roadway hazards, so TxDOT crews in the Abilene District will be monitoring and treating roadways throughout the night and into the morning until conditions improve.
The safety of the traveling public is TxDOT’s priority. Motorists should avoid traveling in winter conditions, but if they must, they should observe these winter safety tips.
•Reduce speed. Speed limits are based on normal road and weather conditions, not winter road conditions.
• Maintain at least three times the normal following distance on snow or ice.
• Watch carefully for TxDOT trucks treating roadways and bridges and allow plenty of room between you and them.
• Use extra caution on bridges, ramps, overpasses and shaded areas as they tend to freeze first.
• If you start to slide, ease off the gas pedal or brakes. Steer into the direction of the skid until you feel you have regained traction then straighten your vehicle.
For road conditions call TxDOT road conditions hotline at 1-800-452-9292 or visit www.drivetexas.org.