YOAKUM – With a chance of frozen precipitation across much of South Texas Friday night into Saturday, Texas Department of Transportation crews are preparing trucks and other equipment to treat roadways throughout the 11-county Yoakum District.
TxDOT’s Yoakum District includes Austin, Calhoun, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca, Matagorda, Victoria, and Wharton counties.
According to the National Weather Service, areas as far south as Victoria could see light freezing precipitation by Saturday morning. TxDOT crews are closely monitoring the situation and will respond as necessary to treat roadways.
Drivers are urged to use extreme caution if icing conditions exist, and to avoid travel if at all possible. Special care is urged on bridges and overpasses, as they are typically the first roadways to ice over.