SAN ANTONIO – The Texas Department of Transportation was out Wednesday morning doing road preparation for freezing temperatures expected on Thursday.
The focus was mainly on major routes such as highways, targeting bridges that are known to freeze and make for unsafe driving conditions.
TxDOT said they will be pre-treating the Northwest portion of I-10 between Loop 1604 through Kerr County, along with Loop 1604 on the North Side and I-35 North of Loop 1604 through Comal County.
@TxDOTSanAntonio maintenance crews are out pre-treating roads around the San Antonio region today. Please slow down and give the crews space as they prepare for tomorrow’s winter weather. pic.twitter.com/ItQ2gVfIuf— TxDOT San Antonio (@TxDOTSanAntonio) January 19, 2022
Crews will be using a brine solution in an effort of keeping roadways from freezing. TxDOT advises the public to stay off the roads, but if you must be out, drive with extreme caution.
TxDOT recommends drivers to slow down and maintain at least three times the normal following distance and use extra caution on bridges, ramps, and overpasses as they are known to freeze first.
It’s also important to keep in mind if your vehicle starts to slide, ease off the gas pedal or brakes, steer into the direction of the skid until you have regained traction then straighten your vehicle.