Slick Roads Worry Drivers, Schools

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The wintry mix of weather that dropped on North Texas on Sunday hit hardest in cities and counties north and west of the Metroplex.

    By Sunday evening, some areas of North Texas saw up to two inches of sleet and snow from the same storm that brought up to 10 inches of snow in more western portions of the state.

    National Weather Service meteorologist Steve Fano said there was a light accumulation of sleet in parts of the Dallas-Fort Worth area on Sunday afternoon. That lead to some drivers reporting slippery roads Sunday afternoon.

    North Texas Tollway Authority spokesman Michael Rey said 15 minor crashes were reported Sunday evening.

    Rey said two-dozen NTTA trucks spread rock salt during Sunday afternoon rain in an effort to keep wet roads from icing over as afternoon temperatures hovered just above freezing.

    “Overnight we’ll keep track of it, we may put down more salt and sand,” Rey said.

    Several schools will cancel or delay the start of class on Monday. Click here for the full updated list of schools.