December’s ice storm left North Texas battered and bruised. Now we’ve learned we’ve been left out in the cold again — footing all the repair bills.
While the temperatures rise and fall in North Texas this winter, the one thing that has remained constant is the sky-high bill to pay for the state’s storm response.
More cold weather is headed this way, but cities across North Texas are hoping ice and snow will stay away. December’s ice storm racked up huge bills and now many municipalities are just now finding out the state won’t be chipping in.
The Texas Department of Transportation prepared for potential ice and sleet Sunday, by pre-treating roads on the north side of the DFW Metroplex.
The DeSoto Independent School District announced Saturday that students will not have Presidents’ Day off.
A combination of planning and improvisation left Fort Worth emergency crews with a template for better responding to icy weather that other cities may follow.
As Fort Worth thaws out, city workers are trying to figure out just how much combating the ice cost the city. From sand truck drivers to the actual sand itself, 90+ hours of ice adds up.
Insurance companies are adding up the damage from the ice storm, and much of the damage remains to be seen, according to the Insurance Council of Texas.
Snow and bitter cold snarled traffic and prompted another 1,650 U.S. flight cancellations nationwide on Monday, and some 15,000 North Texans were still without power after January-like weather barged in a month early.
A two-day trip to the nation’s capitol turned into an extended trip of a lifetime for some Fort Worth 8th graders.
A lot of North Texans were still without electricity Friday night. And that means no heat for residents as temperatures continue getting colder.
Officials with Dallas County have decided to close all courts and county offices to the public tomorrow, December 6.