After a two-day holiday — compliments of an ice storm — students at Dallas’ Esperanza “Hope” Medrano Elementary returned to class Tuesday. But they received a less than warm welcome: the school’s heat was out for much of the day.
With much of the ice thawed from last weekend’s storm many homeowners in North Texas are turning to cleaning up their storm-damaged property.
There is still some ice on the ground, but classes are back in session in the Dallas ISD, and several other school districts across North Texas on Tuesday morning.
Oncor on Tuesday reported that power restoration is essentially complete in the Dallas area. Crews continue working in the Paris area, where scattered outages continue.
Drivers in the DFW area still found themselves slipping on the roads Monday, after the weekend ice storm. But on Tuesday morning, it looks to be a different story.
As temperatures rose above freezing, ice began to fall, creating a hazard for North Texans.
North Texas is starting to thaw but questions remain about where city leaders were during the worst of the winter weather.
It’s a decision that isn’t taken lightly in any school district. Regardless if the answer is yay or nay, many people end up criticizing the decision to either close or open schools after a winter storm.
It seems the opinions of state and local agencies about road conditions and clearing efforts are varying greatly from those of North Texas drivers.
With the power out since Friday, Wreford says it’s gotten down to 37 degrees inside her Lake Highlands area house — and she’s fed up with Oncor’s broken promises.
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.
Drivers in Fort Worth and across Tarrant County saw some of the worst driving conditions. In fact, police were asking people to stay off the roads, all weekend. Drivers were even asked to delay their commutes as long as possible Monday.