Icy Accident Statistics + Wintry Weather Safe Driving Tips
- 6PM Tuesday night until 2AM Wednesday morning: 55 reported crashes.
- 2AM Wednesday morning until 2PM: 46 reported crashes.
- 3AM Wednesday morning: 31 calls for service to "assist motorist" (most likely from sliding off the roadway, etc.)
Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) crews in the San Angelo District are treating bridges and roadways this evening and will continue working through the night. Counties reporting the most sleet and ice include Glasscock, Sterling, Runnels and Tom Green.
Travel in these areas is highly discouraged until conditions improve. Multiple crashes have been reported in these counties as conditions continue to deteriorate.
- TxDOT’s toll-free highway condition line at (800)-452-9292
- TxDOT’s facebook page (Facebook.com/TxDOT)
- and/or TxDOT’s Twitter account (Twitter.com/TxDOT) or @ TxDOTSanAngelo
- Reduce speed
- Increase following distance
- Use extra caution on bridges, ramps, overpasses
- Stay back at least 200 feet from vehicles treating roadways
- If you start to slide, ease off the gas pedal or brakes and steer in to direction of skid
- Avoid unnecessary travel
- Reduce speed. Speed limits are based on normal road and weather conditions, not winter road conditions. Do not use cruise control.
- Maintain at least three times the normal following distance on snow or ice.
- Watch carefully for personnel and equipment treating roadways, and stay at least 200 feet back from road crews.
- Use extra caution on bridges, ramps, overpasses and shaded areas as they tend to freeze first.
- Carry extra warm coats, gloves and boots in case you get stranded.
- If you start to slide, ease off the gas pedal or brakes. Steer into the direction of the skid until you feel you have regained traction, then straighten your vehicle.