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Icy roads blanket Central Texas highways

POSTED: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 4:41pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

WACO -- Traffic all over Central Texas was slowed today when ice took over the roads. Wednesday morning, drivers were moving slow, but there were still a lot of wrecks out there due to the hazardous sheet of ice that blanketed the roads.

People slid into work and school, but many schools ended up closing early.

Police had to help stranded drivers who fell victim to the ice. Texas Department of Public Safety says drivers need to be extra cautious in these freezing temperatures.

"Ice and snow does not cause traffic crashes. It's the way people drive on the ice and snow that cause traffic crashes," said Cpl. Charlie Morgan.

Texas DPS says some of the ice may have melted Wednesday afternoon, but  freezing temperatures overnight could cause more problems tomorrow morning.

They warn all drivers to keep their distance from other vehicles, and slow down because if you see something that looks like water on the road, it's probably ice.
 

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