Wintry Weather's Dangerous Affects

Wintry Weather's Dangerous Affects

There have already been dozens of reported accidents today due to the wet weather, which has caused a variety of problems for people in the Permian Basin.

“It took me 15 minutes to get through the light over at Andrews Highway,” said Midlander, Lindsay Cotham.

Traffic was at a standstill for Lindsay Cotham and many others in the Permian Basin on Friday Morning. 

“The Loop got rerouted,” said Linsday Cotham.

Rerouting that caused delays and problems for TXDOT. They worked in overdrive to try to get rid of the black ice.

“With ice you can’t chip it and move it, so ice is always a bigger problem than snow,” said TXDOT Public Information Officer, Gene Powell.

With nearly 50 accidents in the Midland Odessa area, and multiple road closures, Gene Powell recommends the safest option.

“My advice is if you don’t have to be on the roads don't be, stay at home,” said Gene Powell.

Advice Lindsay Cotham’s clients must have taken, her business is slow today from the nasty weather.

“When I have cancellations and no shows, it tends to affect my paycheck,” said Lindsay Cotham.

Yet some say there is a silver lining to all the dark clouds, and while the wet weather has dampened most people’s spirits, Weidner told me it’s a nice change of pace.

“Especially how it’s been hot for God knows how long so yeah, it’s alright that it's down a little bit,” said Midlander, Matthew Weidner.

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