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Posted on: February 13, 2021

[ARCHIVED] SMPD Urges Drivers to Avoid Travel & Slow Down on Roads

TRAFFIC ALERT

The San Marcos Police Department is urging drivers to slow down and to avoid traveling as ice is present on bridges and roadways throughout San Marcos. Ice has also begun to form on some non-elevated sections of I-35.

Currently, bridges on Wonder World Drive, west of I-35, are both closed due to slick conditions and will reopen once additional deicer is applied.

In the early morning hours of Saturday, Feb. 13, officers responded to more than a dozen ice-related crashes that occurred on I-35 in both directions. No one was seriously injured.  

Patrol officers shut down I-35 shortly after 4:30 a.m. and diverted traffic to access roads. The interstate was treated for ice and reopened just before 6:30 a.m.  

Despite de-icing efforts conducted by City teams and TxDOT overnight and throughout the past week, roadways and bridges are still slick and dangerous. 

Winter weather conditions are expected to continue throughout the weekend so stay off the roadways if possible. Drivers have reported that ice is forming on their windshields and impairing visibility.  

For media inquiries, contact communicationsinfo@sanmarcostx.gov

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