Crews pre-treating roadways ahead of wintry precipitation chances in DFW
Several Texas Department of Transportation crews and municipalities are preparing for the chance of icy roadways in Dallas Fort Worth this week.
According to the National Weather Service, rain is expected to transition into freezing precipitation around midnight tomorrow night and into the early morning hours of Wednesday. It is around this time that ice or rain/snow mix may accumulate on elevated roadways and bridges. Temperatures will remain around or sub-freezing throughout Wednesday and Thursday, prolonging any impacts.
“TxDOT crews are hard at work this morning treating roadways in preparation for freezing temperatures this week,” tweeted the TxDOT Dallas Office. “Give them plenty of room to work.”
Some cities, like Carrollton, are also using vehicles to pretreat bridges and overpasses, just in case. “If cold conditions and precipitation persist over a longer duration and ice begins to form, crews will respond by implementing sanding operations plan for the higher traffic areas, as well as bridges and overpasses.”
If the current forecast holds true, drivers should expect a messy commute on Wednesday morning, and possibly even Thursday morning. As everyone knows with Texas weather, take it with a grain of salt, but be prepared just in case the roadways are impacted.
We will be publishing updated information and forecasts throughout the day tomorrow. Stay tuned for the latest information.