Snowy weather catches drivers off guard

(Mechelle, Snow really coming down near 93rd Street and Iola Avenue)
(Mechelle, Snow really coming down near 93rd Street and Iola Avenue)
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Updated: 4/11/2013 9:24 am
The late winter weather caught many Lubbock drivers off-guard Wednesday morning.

Lubbock Police Sergeant Jonathan Stewart said the police department responded to 113 wrecks this morning between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. According to Stewart, weather was a factor in many of the wrecks as the number was well above a typical morning.

Street Utilities Superintendent Kevin Lair said his department was on the roadways before the majority of morning commuters. He said they salted bridges, overpasses, and even streets where residents had mistakenly left their sprinklers on.

"I'm sure there were some people that didn't realize their sprinkler was on," Lair said, " nor did they realize they were going to wake up to snow this morning."

Sergeant Stewart said there were no major injuries from the wrecks this morning and the main area for wrecks were the South Loop, I-27 and Marsha Sharp Freeway.

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fwjsfj - 4/11/2013 3:06 PM
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A little bit of weather and the idiot drivers want to blame something, anything, besides there selves. Slow down in bad weather and drive carefull. Not in Lubbock Tx. The people here have to be there first no matter how many wrecks they have or cause. Lived in Colorado, Utah and other snowey places and never seen as many wrecks as here in this town with bumb drivers.

tuel2006 - 4/11/2013 11:58 AM
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There is no excuse for not having a freeze/rain sensor for your sprinklers. If you can afford to use a sprinkler system, you can afford to install the sensor- they run about $60 retail, maybe up to $150 installed. It should be an ordinance IMHO since it could prevent so much water waste, which everyone in Lubbock knows is important.

1stSSPZ - 4/11/2013 5:38 AM
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Add to this story, another complete forecast failure on all of our local news weather "Forecasters". I can't imagine how Ron Roberts and John Robison can accept a paycheck and keep a straigh face!:)
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