Numerous Accidents Reported in Midland/Odessa

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND/ODESSA - Mother Nature has struck again in the Permian Basin bringing with it ice and snow.

The ice/snow conditions have caused numerous accidents across the Midland/Odessa area.

Accidents have been reported on Highway 191, Interstate 20 and Highway 1788.

Drivers are asked to use extreme caution and slow down on the roads.

Gene Powell with the Texas Department of Transportation tells NewsWest 9 that crews are out de-icing the roads. They are focusing on the high priority intersections, bridges and roads.

Odessa TXDOT crews have been out since midnight watching for trouble spots. Fort Stockton TXDOT crews are working Interstate 10 as well as U.S. 67. Andrews TXDOT crews are working on west Highway 176. Kermit crews are working on Highway 115 and Highway 302 near the Caprock and Sanderson TXDOT crews are treating hills and bridges on Highway 285 in the northern part of the county.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation is reporting white-out conditions near Hobbs and Lovington. Officials are urging drivers to not travel.

Currently, no roadways have been closed at this time.

The Midland/Odessa area is expected to see more snow throughout the day on Monday. Snow accumulations of up to seven inches are possible in the area.