Odessa roads stay busy despite icy conditions

local news

ODESSA, Texas (Nexstar) – There was even more ice on the roads today and it’s only going to get colder.

But despite the warning to stay home, Saturday seemed like business as usual for some people in Odessa.

For Danny Kitchen’s dogs, the ice made running around much better over at Wilson and Young Middle School in Odessa.

The weather isn’t stopping other people from leaving their homes either. Enough cars were seen on 42nd Street to help break down the ice.

But the storm will hit hard come Sunday morning. The real danger isn’t felt in the air yet.

“All this slush is going to turn into ice,” said one driver at Love’s Travel Stop by I-20 in Odessa. “As I was coming over, my truck started spinning sideways,” he continues.

On I-20, semi-trailer trucks are taking it slow.

“We got to bring these Americans their food they got to eat and stuff to have on the shelves for the kids. Its our job to do that, so that’s what we’re doing,” said Rudy, a commercial vehicle driver.

Rudy says he tries to get off the road by 5 P.M. before the roads get slicker.

He’s sharing the road with Mario Nunez.

Nunez is making a pit stop in Odessa to gas up, before heading to New Mexico.

“Some blankets, some water… My journey is about to begin,” Nunez said. “May God be with me.”

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss