Updated Jan. 9, 7:26 p.m.
NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Rain moved in to North Texas overnight, and the Winter Storm Watch that was in place has been replaced with a Winter Weather Advisory.
A cold rain fell early in the day, and locally heavy rainfall was the biggest concern during the early morning hours. Some of our CBS 11 SkyTrackers reported 1”+ of rainfall. The atmosphere over North Texas showed rain mixed with snow and sleet above the surface, but temperatures supporting primarily rain except to the north and northeast of our metro area.
The rain changed to snow across most of the area in the early afternoon. The amounts were less than an inch and western parts of the Metroplex dodged snow altogether.
Eastern Tarrant County through Dallas County and up into Denton County saw up to 1” amounts with heavier conditions in Collin County and northeastward. On Sunday night, roads in Collin County iced over and caused numerous accidents.
DFW Airport officials said about 200 flights were canceled Sunday morning due to weather concerns, which was about a quarter of the day’s scheduled flights. The airport began deicing procedures on flights at 6 this morning.
The Fort Worth Independent School District mobilized its operations division. Starting at 2 a.m. Monday, personnel will begin observing conditions on all of the city’s major bridges and overpasses. They’ll drive through area neighborhoods to look for any unsafe driving conditions, and will alert media and parents as to which roads to avoid.
They’ll later meet with the district’s Emergency Preparedness Office and discuss whether any schools need to close. According to a release, they’ll make this decision by 5:30 a.m. FWISD officials ask parents to monitor its Facebook page, or follow it on Twitter, @FortWorth_ISD.
The Dallas Independent School District follows similar procedures, and will announce any closings through area media outlets and on its website by 6 a.m. District officials will spend Sunday and early Monday speaking with police, the National Weather Service and gas and utility companies about how the inclement weather is affecting roads and energy services.
Meanwhile, the city of Dallas have 30 sanding trucks on call in case roads need to be de-iced.
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