New Snowfall Leads to Some Travel Trouble

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    Some North Texans still had travel trouble Friday, while most roads were clear there were still slick spots that caught some drivers off guard. (Published Friday, Feb 7, 2014)

    New snowfall Friday caused travel trouble for some North Texans.

    In Bowie Thursday's snow had melted but a new dusting of snow caused some trouble and slick spots caught some drivers off guard.

    NBC 5 captured video of an accident Friday afternoon that backed up traffic on southbound U.S. Highway 287 about four miles south of Bowie.

    Firefighters say the driver of an SUV hit a slick spot, lost control, went through the median and flipped the vehicle, it landed on its top.

    The driver was taken to Bowie Memorial Hospital for evaluation, but officers said the driver was stable as paramedics left the scene,

    Officers say at least one fender bender happened in the backup behind the wreck.

    Drivers said the accident is evidence of slick spots still on the roads.

    "As long as you stay on the main roads, once you get into town it's okay. But the dirt roads, they're a little slick," said Austin Davis.

    Main roads in Bowie are pretty clear, but side roads and parking lots are still covered with snow or ice.

    Meanwhile in Waxahachie, drizzle fell but the roads were warm enough not to freeze. Traffic was moving without major issues but drivers are staying cautious.

    "Some folks have had some challenges on the road," said Jason Matthews. "For me, slow down a little bit, and make sure you are looking ahead a little bit more."

    Residents say they're just making sure they stay warm, bundling up their children in coats, hats and gloves.