Written by Phil Cerroni
TxDOT maintenance crews have been hard-at-it clearing the roads of snow and ice since winter’s first storm settled on the DFW Metroplex. For the most part, the roadways are dry and clear; however, crews continue to respond to spot locations where ice is still forming. “Bridges over water and natural run-off locations will continue to need treatment until the snow and ice evaporates said TxDOT spokesperson Mark Pettit.
When a storm hits, no one can guarantee ice and snow-free roadways, so motorists must always be cautious and are strongly encouraged to know before you go.”
For online road conditions, including traffic cameras, visit www.drivetexas.org .
For weather information, visit www.weather.gov .
For current traffic and weather information call 1-800-452-9292.
Watch for roadway and travel time information on electronic message signs.
Tune into local highway advisory radio stations.
TxDOT advises during winter driving conditions keep a safe driving distance (approximately 500 feet on highways), watch for icy surfaces and bridges, and avoid using cruise control and overdrive on automatic transmissions. Take it slow; slower speed, slower acceleration, slower steering and slower braking it’s not worth putting yourself and others in a dangerous situation.
North Texas drivers are encouraged to prepare their vehicles before the next winter storm hits. At a minimum, preparing your vehicle may only give you piece of mind; on the other hand, it may save your life or the life of someone you know.