Snow and ice close down Highways 70 and 153 in Sweetwater

    (Blackwell Volunteer Fire Department)

    Highways 70 and 153 in Sweetwater have been shut down due to heavy ice and snow.

    According to the TxDOT website, there is low visibility on the roads. Drivers are being advised to drive with caution as workers are patrolling and plowing the roads.

    All of Nolan County and surrounding areas are experiencing deep snow and heavy winds. Travel is discouraged as these conditions worsen.

    Multiple wrecks have slowed traffic on IH 20 and US 84. TxDOT is warning drivers to stay safe. "Traffic is being diverted down FM 608 at Roscoe. Slow your speed, expect delays, and allow first responders to clear the scenes," TxDOT Abilene tweeted.

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