Winter Storm Warning in effect for Round Rock through Wednesday
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the metro area in effect through noon on Wednesday, Feb. 1.
Wet roads with possible icing of overpasses and bridges could result in increasingly hazardous travel conditions. Crews from City of Round Rock will apply de-icing material to major intersections throughout the City as necessary, but roads will become dangerous if precipitation persists. If icy conditions materialize, non-essential travel is discouraged.
If you must travel in icy conditions, please consider the following safety tips:
- Slow down. Speed limits are based on normal road and weather conditions, not winter road conditions.
- Maintain at least three times the normal following distance on snow or ice.
- Use extra caution on bridges, ramps, overpasses and shaded areas as they tend to freeze first.
- 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.
Information on road conditions in the state is available at drivetexas.org or by phone at 800-452-9292. Travel planning and other tips are available in the TxDOT Safety Guide for Winter Travel.
At this time, temperatures are expected to hover just above freezing in Round Rock in the coming days. The City of Round Rock is prepared with on-call staff to maintain core services in case of an emergency, if needed. While the City generally does not preemptively open public warming centers ahead of a cold front, Emergency Management has an emergency plan in place should a large-scale power outage occur.
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Source: City of Round Rock