East Texans use caution
TXDOT officials began prepping east Texas roads at 7 pm yesterday for the wallop of winter weather we experienced today.
Several sand trucks were used in high traffic areas to prevent slick spots to try to protect drivers.
TXDOT public information officer Larry Krantz says crews were essentially working around the clock to take preventative measures against the winter weather.
TXDOT officials tell us they'll be out clearing roads well into the evening. They also advise drivers to be extremely cautious when crossing overpasses and when driving rural roads.