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City of Midland News Release

Posted on: December 30, 2014

[ARCHIVED] TRAFFIC ALERT: Road closures due to icy conditions (Updated 12/31)

The Midland Police Department would like to remind citizens to drive with caution or to stay home if possible during icy weather conditions.

As of 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Midland police are reporting traffic on Interstate 20 is almost at a standstill in both directions. First responders are working several accidents and reiterate the importance of staying off the roads if possible.

Current road closures in Midland:

- All entrances to Loop 250 on portions west of Fairgrounds Road

- Lamesa Road and Cotton Flat Road overpasses at Interstate 20

- Big Spring Street at Front Street overpass

Roads that are now open:

- Highway 191 between FM 1788 and Loop 250

The Midland Police Department had worked 126 accidents since Tuesday at 2 p.m. as of Wednesday at approximately 10 a.m., with eight of those accidents occurring on Wednesday morning.

Motorists are encouraged to take special precautions on bridges and overpasses.

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Media Contact: Public Information Officer Sara Bustilloz

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