Dallas school officials are defending a decision to keep students on campuses without working heat – saying it is better for students to be safe, in cold classrooms, than warm at home, alone.
A water main break in Fort Worth forced crews to shut down a road on Wednesday morning, and could have an impact on traffic surrounding a nearby elementary school.
The ice storm prompted an long weekend for DFW students. But when the kids at one Dallas school returned for class on Tuesday, there was no heat in their building.
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.
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.
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.
The ice storm that brought many motorists to a complete standstill over this past weekend is having a similar effect on deliveries at North Texas grocery stores.
Utility company Oncor expects nearly all of the power across the Metroplex to be restored by the end of Monday. Roughly 14,000 outages remain across the Dallas area.
Emergency crews in The Colony braved icy conditions on Monday morning to tap out a hotel fire. The building was evacuated into weather that hovered around freezing.
The ice that covered North Texas roads over the weekend started to melt a little bit on Sunday, but freezing conditions early Monday morning have resulted in a dicey commute.