TxDOT Pretreating Roads Ahead of Artic Cold Front

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The Texas Department of Transportation pretreating Central Texas bridges and elevated structures ahead of possible winter weather. While ice accumulation is not expected to be a major factor with the upcoming cold front, officials are hoping to stay ahead of any unexpected precipitation.

The National Weather Service predicts overnight low temperatures to dip Sunday night with a chance of Monday’s high temperature not reaching above freezing. This cold snap is anticipated to last through Tuesday with low temperatures in the teens.

City and county officials are urging residents take steps to protect people, pets, pipes, and plants from the cold weather coming this weekend.

“Frigid weather is coming and the time to prepare is now,” said Ken Snipes, Austin Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director. “There is no longer a question of if we have extreme weather in Central Texas, but when, and being ready to withstand multiple days of severe weather should become part of our regular winter preparations.”


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