TxDOT sprays roads to prevent icy conditions

February 22, 2010 11:13:53 AM PST
TxDOT crews are getting ready for possible freezing conditions Tuesday night and Wednesday morning by spraying magnesium chloride on bridges and overpasses in Montgomery and Waller Counties. Magnesium Chloride must be sprayed in advance of anticipated precipitation to work effectively as an anti-icing agent. TxDOT crews began spraying the following locations this morning and expect to be complete before 5 p.m. rush hour traffic.

Montgomery County

  • State Highway 105 West from I-45 to Grimes County Line
  • FM 1097 (the long bridge across Lake Conroe)
  • I-45 N from Loop 336 N to the Walker County Line
  • Loop 336 in Conroe
  • Waller County

  • US 290 from the Brazos River to FM 362
  • State Highway6 from Grimes County Line including the Flyover
  • I-10 at Brazos River
  • FM 1458 at Brazos River
  • FM 529 at Brazos River
  • State Highway 159 at Brazos River
  • Current weather forecast suggests that the greatest potential for roadway impacting conditions are in the northern and western regions of the Houston District Area. However, TxDOT maintenance crews and sand trucks will be on standby starting tomorrow night to address additional locations as needed.

    Motorists are encouraged to stay informed of road conditions. For updated information on road conditions in the Houston District as well as statewide, call 800-452-9292 or visit http://www.dot.state.tx.us/travel/road_conditions.htm.