(CBSDFW.COM) – More than 250 crashes were reported Thursday morning throughout the DFW Metroplex after freezing drizzle coated roads, overpasses and bridges.
A Winter Weather Advisory was issued just before 5 a.m. as the icy conditions began to coat North Texas. The advisory lasted until 12 p.m.
Fort Worth police said they responded to at least 209 accidents between 4 a.m. and 9:50 a.m.
In Dallas County, areas where ice was reported on the roads include I-20 at I35E in Dallas, 67 south at I-20, I-20 at Spur 408, 635 at I-30 and 635 at I-35E. There were multiple crashes reported in these areas.
Over in Tarrant County, numerous crashes were reported due to possible icy conditions in the areas of north Loop 820 between Marine Creek Parkway and I-35W, west Loop 820 at I-30, I-20 at I-35W and I-20 at Little Road.
I-30 in Fort Worth faced numerous issues, according to the police department, due to the conditions on the road.
The Lake Lewisville toll bridge was also closed just before 9 a.m. due to icy conditions.
MedStar, which covers a large part of Tarrant County, said they responded to at least 49 crashes with 12 rollovers since 4 a.m. At least three people were taken to hospitals from crashes on Fort Worth freeways.
Dallas Fire-Rescue said it responded to at least 77 crashes between midnight and 9:41 a.m.
The Texas Department of Transportation confirmed that roads were pre-treated for icy conditions in the northern counties of DFW, but due to earlier forecast models, roads in Dallas and Tarrant counties were not pre-treated.
The ice was mostly reported near bridges and overpasses as a mix of below-freezing temperatures and drizzle has led to these possibly dangerous conditions.