Icy Road Conditions Endangering Drivers, Delaying Schools
The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory on Thursday for Lubbock and surrounding counties in the South Plains area. There is potential for icy road conditions.
The Lubbock Police Department sent out an warning via the LBK Alert system on Thursday at 7:33 a.m., advising drivers to avoid all bridges and overpasses on Loop 289, Interstate 27 and the Marsha Sharp Freeway due to freezing rain and drizzle.
There have already been numerous accidents due to slick conditions. The Winter Weather Advisory should only be in effect until noon, with freezing temperatures to subside. Drivers are encouraged to use caution throughout the day and check TxDot’s website for the latest road and highway conditions.
In light of the potential dangerous icy roads, some area schools will have delayed starts. The following ISD's will begin classes late on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018:
- Borden County ISD: 10:00 a.m. Buses will be 2 hours late.
- Post ISD: 10:00 a.m.
- Lamesa ISD: 10:00 a.m.Buses will be on pavement only.
- Tahoka ISD: 10:00 a.m.
- O’Donnell ISD: 10:30 a.m. There will be no buses in the morning.
- Snyder ISD: 2-hour delay
- Floydada ISD: 10:00 a.m.
- Lockney ISD: 10:00 a.m.
- Crosby County DPS Office: 10:00 a.m.
We will update this page with more delays if and when they are reported.