TxDOT-Getting Ready for Winter Weather

Knowing that the possibility of a freeze is coming Sunday evening and early next week, and with it icy roadways that can cause accidents and serious injuries…

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                                                                                      TxDOT workers have been mobilized and are filling tanks with a brine solution they’ll be using to pre-treat roads and bridges. It’s just water and salt, but it will form a milky appearance on the roads. It will help prevent the bonding of frozen precipitation to the pavement and make it easier to remove. Motorists are warned to drive slow during these periods and increase the distance between your vehicle and others on the road. If you start to lose control, ease off the gas pedal and brakes. Steer into the direction of a skid until you regain traction, then straighten your vehicle. And if you don’t have to travel, stay home.