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Major roadways closed

Sonny Long

By Sonny Long
Feb. 4, 2011 at 7 a.m.
Updated Feb. 3, 2011 at 8:04 p.m.


The Texas Department of Transportation has closed the major highways around Victoria due to icy conditions.

These include U.S. Highway 59, U.S. Highway 87 and U.S. Highway 77.

Victoria County Emergency Management Coordinator Jeb Lacey said the situation was "dangerous and hazardous."

"Travel at your own risk," he said.

He encouraged people to stay home at least until temperatures warm up to above freezing near noon.

City of Victoria crews ran out of sand before 7:30 a.m.

"We can't get officers or public works people out to block off every icy street," Lacey said. "It's a very precarious situation."

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