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.