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Potential Ice/Snow Event Thursday Morning, January 7

Temperatures are predicted to drop and more precipitation is expected  

DALLAS DISTRICT – Once again, the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex is expecting inclement winter weather possibly beginning at approximately 3 a.m. Thursday morning. To stay tuned to weather events you may go online to NOAA.gov for the latest weather developments in your area. 

TxDOT crews in all seven counties in our district are on alert and following protocol on preparations for any inclement weather event. Equipment is being serviced, weather conditions are being monitored and pre-treatment of area overpasses and bridges began this morning. 

It is very important for drivers on our roadways to be careful to allow adequate space behind TxDOT trucks applying liquid pre-treatment as well as sand and granulated de-icer to the roadways. Do not pass sanding trucks, even though they travel at slow speeds because the roadway in front of them may have ice and may not be sanded yet.  

Crews will be reporting over night to maintenance sections to standby in the event temperatures do drop below freezing and ice begins to form on roadways. 

Approximately 89 drivers throughout the district will work 12 hour shifts until the snow/ice event is over. Our full crew of at least 176 other TxDOT personnel will also be working during the operation to support the drivers. 135 trucks and dump trucks are used throughout the district to spread liquid pre-treatment to roadways as well as a mixture of sand and magnesium chloride to aid in the rapid melting of any ice accumulation.

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