Texas Department Of Transportation
February 4, 2011 by USA Post
Texas Department Of Transportation, The Texas Department of Transportation TxDOT has worked around the clock trying to improve road conditions in time for the Super Bowl this weekend after a storm dumped ice and snow on the region. TxDOT crews used snowplows, deicing truck, and spreader boxes to try to clear roads for commuters and travelers in the region.
The Texas Department of Transportation closes Highway 77 and 83 Thursday mornings in Brownsville and Harlingen because of numerous shipwrecks in the region. TxDOT officials have asked the public to try to stay off the roads while mixing continued Friday with freezing rain and snow that prevented cleanup crews from clearing the roads around Dallas.
A hotline has been set up to check the condition of roads – Texas Road Conditions and Travel Information Line with a phone number of 1-800-452-9292.
Many colleges and universities in the region have closed campuses ttheir for the day due to extreme weather conditions on Friday.
The Texas Department of Transportation opened the Valley Highway shortly after noon on Friday.
The decision was taken after officials determined he was again able to drive on the roads, following the accumulation of ice storm of winter.
TxDOT spokeswoman Amy Rodriguez has also confirmed that the Queen Isabella Causeway is now open to traffic on two lanes.
Several bridges are also open to international traffic.
The Pharr and Anzalduas bridges, connecting the valley of Reynosa, are back open.
At that time, only the Los Indios Bridge and veterans Cameron County will remain closed until officials determine it is safe to drive over.
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