DPS Advises Texans to Prepare for Winter Weather
AUSTIN, December 31, 2014 - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is encouraging Texans to prepare for a strong cold front impacting parts of Texas through Friday. Forecasts indicate the possibility of sleet and freezing rain, with light ice accumulations possible in portions of Texas.
“DPS is asking Texans to prepare for winter weather as a cold front moves into areas of the state before the New Year’s holiday. Drivers may encounter freezing rain and sleet in some areas, which could create dangerous road conditions,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “Texans should continue to monitor the changing weather conditions in their area and use extra caution on roadways.”
In preparation for possible winter weather, the Texas State Operations Center – in coordination with several state agencies, including the Texas Department of Transportation, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Military Forces – will continue to monitor weather conditions and maintain close contact with National Weather Service local forecast offices across the state.
DPS offers the following tips for staying safe during this weather event:
In addition, here is a list of emergency supplies drivers can keep in their vehicle: