Crews treat major highways in Plano ahead of potential winter weather Jan. 3


Plano could see winter weather this week as near-freezing temperatures and precipitation are forecasted to last through Thursday night.

The National Weather Service forecasts a mix of rain and snow in Plano beginning Thursday and lasting into Thursday evening.

City spokesperson Steve Stoler said the Plano Public Works Department has six trucks on standby to treat roads that may be affected by freezing conditions.

The North Texas Tollway Authority has applied salt to the Sam Rayburn Tollway and US 75 interchange and is monitoring its roadways to see if crews need to apply salt anywhere else in the NTTA system, company spokesperson Michael Rey said.

Also, the Texas Department of Transportation has pretreated US 75, TxDOT spokesperson Tony Hartzel said.

As of the publication time of this story, the National Weather Service had not issued a winter weather advisory for Plano or Collin County. Denton County is under a winter weather advisory until 6 a.m. Friday.

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Gavin Pugh
Gavin got his chops as a reporter when he was editor-in-chief of the Baylor Lariat. He graduated with a degree in journalism from Baylor University and has since come on board as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition. His beat includes transportation, Plano ISD and municipal government.
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