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Brazos Valley officials urging drivers to stay off the road as conditions deteriorate

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Posted at 12:12 PM, Feb 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-14 13:24:46-05

Local officials from across the Brazos Valley are urging residents to stay home and off the roads as winter weather moves in and conditions deteriorate.

College Station Police have had to shutdown parts of Highway 6 twice Sunday morning due to weather-related wrecks.

They have responded to 25 crashes since Saturday morning but there has only been one non-life threatening injury reported.

According to College Station Police, there has been two instances today where other vehicles have slid into officer patrol cars as they were responding to wrecks.

In both occasions, the officers were not in the vehicle.

The patrol cars that were hit only had minimal damage.

"Do not drive unless absolutely necessary and to use extra caution with bridges and overpasses," College Station Police said.

Bryan Police said they have responded to multiple reports of vehicles sliding off icy roadways this morning. According to Bryan PD, many major and minor roads were covered with ice Sunday.

"If you don't need to drive today, please stay home," Bryan Police tweeted.

In Burleson County, the sheriff's office has said roadways and bridges were building up ice. They urged everyone to only travel if absolutely necessary.

Robertson County Sheriff's Office said drivers should assume all roadways are slick and not safe for travel.

"We are getting reports that due to a vehicle accident on HWY 21 Brazos County is redirecting traffic to FM 50," the Robertson County Sheriff's Office said in an alert. "FM 50 is just like ALL of the other roadways in the county....SLICK! Do not travel this area!"