NORTH TEXAS (CBS11) – Winter weather sweeping through North Texas on Tuesday night sent temperatures plunging below freezing and drenched the area with heavy rains.
Ice and icicles began to form in the northern part of the DFW Metroplex in cities like Denton, Plano and McKinney.READ MORE: Man Arrested For Allegedly Trying To Rob Chase Bank In Weatherford
TxDOT crews could be seen driving up and down Highway 75 in an attempt to keep roads from icing over.
In Anna, a downed power line caused 1,200 customers to go without power.
Oncor crews worked in the rainy and cold conditions to get electricity restored for folks who spent hours without power and essentially heat.READ MORE: Family Of 'Kind Hearted, Caring' Man Slain In Oak Lawn Question Robbery As Motive In 'Senseless' Crime
Residents impacted by the outage said it could not have happened at a worse time.
“We heard like an electric an electrical wave and we looked out and there’s like a big flash of light. Kind of looked like a mini explosion,” said Chris Astler, who lives in Anna.
There was also a large wreck on 75 in Anna near FM 455.MORE NEWS: State Fair Vendors Facing Tight Labor Market
A rollover caused traffic to back up for several miles.