City activated Emergency Operations Center during cold snap

The City's Emergency Operations Center was opened Tuesday due to the cold weather and will stay open until the freezing weather breaks.

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - The City's Emergency Operations Center was opened Tuesday due to the cold weather and will stay open until the freezing weather breaks.

Officials are worried about bridges and raised roadways that could ice over very quickly.

"We activated the EOC at approximately 10 a.m. this morning and we are continuing to monitor the rain event," EOC Manager Billy Delgado said.

Delgado said officials are discouraging any unnecessary travel overnight and are warning drivers to avoid bridges and overpasses.

"It's going to get colder and this precipitation could turn into ice," Delgado said. "We're not just talking today, we're talking about tomorrow also. They're talking about the black ice tomorrow. Slippery roads. So if you don't need to be out on the roads it's best that you stay inside."

The City itself plans to open at 11 a.m. Wednesday, weather permitting.

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