While flurries and a few snow showers continue across North Texas, we are down to one band of heavier snow. This band extends from Burlestson northeast to Dallas to Rockwall. A dusting to perhaps a quarter nich of additional snow is possible from that band as it slowly moves east and weakens. That amount of accumulation will likely cause travel issues across southern Dallas county as earlier problems have shown. If you will be driving this afternoon and evening be sure to take it slow and safe. Most intersections are having issues with slush and ice. The same can be said for elevated surfaces like highway ramps and bridges. This is not a criplling ice storm or a mmajor snow storm. Our infrastructure was able to freeze over quickly thanks to the very cold temperatures. I’m hoping road crews will be able to get a handle on issues this afternoon now that the snowfall has decreased, but I anticipate problem spots to continue into tonight as tmeperatures remain in the teens and twenties. Otherwise, snow will move out of the region over the next hour or two leaving cloudy skies and north winds.
On a seperate note regarding early releases of schools: I think most distsriccts are making a good move by holding students. The incident in Atlanta last week proved that if you release everyone at once in a winter storm that its going to cause utter gridlock. Lets let everyone out at different times so we can keep the roads semi-clear. Theres no point being stuck out in your car when you can be indoors in the heat. I think road crews will get a handle on some problem spots before the evening rush hour. However, it’s still going to be a rough one.