The City of Corpus Christi Emergency Operations Center was activated Sunday night in response to the severe winter weather conditions.
City officials also announced several road closures along with TXDOT due to cold and icy conditions.
Police are cautioning the public not to travel on roadways if possible and not to try to drive around barricades. Several crashes across the city have been reported including one involving seven to eight vehicles on the eastbound lanes of Oso Bridge were because of icy roads.
What roads and bridges are closed?
–The Oso Bridge at State Highway 358 is closed.
–The Joe Fulton Corridor ramp from Carbon Plant Road is closed.
-State Highway 358 (SPID) from Interstate Highway 37 to the island is closed.
–The JFK Causeway is closed and DPS is requesting closure of the Interstate 37 on-ramps from downtown Corpus Christi to Calallen. That means a full freeway closure of I-37.
-TXDOT has closed the Harbor Bridge on Sunday night. Get updates at www.drivetexas.org or call 1-800-452-9292.
-US Highway 181 main lanes closes in Portland from Farm-to-Market Road 3239 (Buddy Ganem Road) to Moore Avenue. Frontage roads are open and TxDOT is spreading de-icing agent and ice rock on Nueces Bay Causeway to try to keep it open for travel.
-State Highway 286 from South Padre Island Drive to Interstate Highway 37 are closed until further notice in both directions due to ice on the roadway.
-State Highway 358 eastbound and westbound lanes are closed due to icy conditions.
-State Highway 358 ramps from Interstate 37 to Flour Bluff are closed.
-Aransas Pass police reported the Dale Miller Bridge and Highway 35 overpasses are starting to ice.
What to do after a crash
Corpus Christi police offered the following information if you’re involved in a crash:
If you can safely move your vehicle off the roadway, please do.
- If there are injuries call 911.
- If there are no injuries call the non-emergency number (361-886-2600) and ask the dispatcher for a sequence number for the call for service.
- Exchange information with the other driver and complete a CR-2 “Blue Form.” You can directly file the CR-2 with your insurance company.
Currently, officers will not respond to traffic crashes where there are no injuries.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.