BRINE OPERATIONS SCHEDULED FOR BRIDGES, MAJOR ROADWAYS
TxDOT prepares for possible winter weather
January 11, 2024
ATLANTA — Due to the possibility of winter weather, TxDOT crews plan to begin brine operations on Interstates 20 and 30, along with US 59 starting tomorrow/Friday.
All bridges across the nine-county district are also scheduled to receive an application of brine, which is a solution consisting of salt and water designed to help prevent ice and snow from sticking to surfaces. The Atlanta District includes Bowie, Camp, Cass, Harrison, Marion, Morris, Panola, Titus and Upshur Counties.
“We prepare for the worst when it comes to winter weather scenarios,” said Atlanta District Director of Maintenance Jason Dupree. “If you see our mobile convoys on the roads, we ask motorists to slow down, keep a safe distance and give them room to work.”
Additional brine operations are tentatively scheduled to take place along the same areas this Sunday.
In the event of hazardous conditions on the road due to weather, motorists are urged to stay home if possible. But if you must drive, please use extreme caution. Motorists are advised to buckle up, stay alert and slow down. You should allow for at least three times more space than usual between you and the vehicle in front of you.
Visit DriveTexas.org or call 1-800-452-9292 for around-the-clock updates on highway conditions.