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Hub City residents brave the cold, face dangerous road conditions


Rain, sleet, or snow - Hub City residents hit the streets on Saturday.

"I actually came to do a project for a class, so I'm out here on a cold weekend instead of bundled up drinking hot chocolate," said Texas Tech University student Josh Rodriguez

Travelers played it safe, knowing that the worst winter weather is yet to come.

"We were going to actually stay until tomorrow, but the weather is not good so it's suggested that we leave today before the second storm comes in. So we're going to head out actually right now," said an Albuquerque traveler.

And he was right. KCBD drove around town and found that road conditions were better on Saturday.

The Lubbock Police Department reported that they responded to about 40 accidents Saturday afternoon. Compare that to the 158 accidents on Friday.

"I've been on the roads a little bit yesterday and a little bit today, but I've seen a lot on social media about all the accidents," said Livi Shulz, a Texas Tech University student.

With freezing temperatures and precipitation expected to get worse, motorists are advised to stay indoors if possible.

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