Icy Conditions Lead to Hazardous Roads, Dozens of Wrecks in Dallas-Fort Worth Area

Drivers in North Texas awoke Thursday morning to thick layers of ice on their vehicles and dozens of accidents on the road as winter unleashed a late-season flurry of treacherous conditions.Since 5 a.m., MedStar Mobile Healthcare responded to 28 wrecks -- including five rollovers -- while Fort Worth police tallied 34 wrecks on city streets since 4 a.m.Temperatures plunged into the 20s overnight, which led to freezing conditions and icy drizzle. A winter weather advisory was issued for 5 a.m. and scheduled to expire at 10 for Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, Denton, Rockwall, Johnson and Parker counties.On Interstate 820 in Fort Worth, MedStar responded to four simultaneous accidents near Marine Parkway, including two rollovers on the westbound side, while westbound Interstate 30 near Camp Bowie Boulevard in Fort Worth was shut down.Portions of I-35 in Burleson were closed after a two-vehicle crash occurred near the Wilshire exit. More than a dozen crashes were reported in Dallas County, according to KXAS-TV (Channel 5).Icy conditions along I-20 and U.S. Highway 67 also were reported in southern Dallas County in the Duncanville area, along with unsafe spots near I-20 and Spur 408.In Cedar Hill, north- and southbound lanes of Highway 67 near Belt Line Road were closed.Thursday's temperatures were expected to climb to a high of 45 degrees.The latest weather forecast from NBC5:Friday: 60/38, partly cloudySaturday: 55/43, windy and colderSunday: 43/30, wintry mix possibleMonday: 40/29, mostly cloudy and cold  Continue reading...

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