Gov. Abbott places several state resources on standby ahead of winter weather

Posted at 4:22 PM, Jan 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 17:22:19-05

AUSTIN, TX — Governor Greg Abbott has placed several resources on standby ahead of winter weather that is expected to impact the state this weekend.

A winter storm system will move across Texas Saturday evening through early Monday morning. It is threatening to bring snowfall to much of the state, including possibly Central Texas and the Brazos Valley. Significant rainfall is also expected.

"I urge Texans in the path of this winter storm system to be mindful of changing weather conditions and take precautions to keep themselves and their loved ones safe," said Governor Abbott. "Stay off roadways and exercise extreme caution as this weather event makes its way across the state. Texas will continue to work with local officials to ensure they have the resources needed to respond."

The following state resources have been rostered by the Texas Division of Emergency Management at the direction of the governor:

  • Texas Department of Transportation: Winter weather preparation and response equipment and crews.
  • Texas Department of Public Safety – Texas Highway Patrol: Courtesy patrols to assist stranded motorists along major travel corridors.
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department: Texas Game Wardens and four wheel drive vehicles to assist with stranded motorists along major travel corridors.

Texans are urged to visit www.drivetexas.org throughout the weekend to be aware of the latest roadway conditions across the state.