More snow possible Friday in an already icy Dallas-Fort Worth

More snow possible Friday in an already icy Dallas-Fort Worth

Credit: WFAA

An icy parking lot on the morning of Feb. 7, 2014 in Keller.

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by MARJORIE OWENS / WFAA

WFAA

Posted on February 7, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Updated Friday, Feb 7 at 9:57 AM

DALLAS — Leftover snow from Thursday's snowfall turned to ice overnight, spurring more school closures.

A winter weather advisory is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for areas north, east and south of the Dallas-Fort Worth area and includes Denton and McKinney. However, both Fort Worth and Dallas are not part of the advisory.

Azle, Garland, Richardson, Rockwall,  Royse City and Weatherford were among some of the North Texas school districts to announce closings Friday. Several others districts in the area announced late openings.

"I was hoping this wasn't so when I left here yesterday, but I'm a little more convinced that we'll see some wintry precipitation today," said Meteorologist Greg Fields Friday morning.

Fields said another round of snow may be headed toward North Texas from the west.

"You're starting to see that snow develop over the Panhandle," he said at 6 a.m. "That's going to be spreading over Texas a little bit later this morning."

Fields said later in the afternoon, areas south of the Dallas-Fort Worth area could see a wintry mix.

While more snow may fall, Friday morning, WFAA's Alexa Conomos said there were no signs of major problems spots on the roads as of 6 a.m.

"A big improvement on the roads from about 12 to 15 hours ago," she said.

Despite the improvements, Conomos encouraged drivers to stay cautious on bridges, ramps and overpasses.

"You don't want to get over confident out there," she said. "Take your time."

Conomos said she received numerous reports of black ice patches. She also warned drivers to take it slow at intersections and on residential streets.

Meanwhile, residents in Jacksboro remain without heat after a contaminated line forced Texas Gas to shut of service to the city Thursday. While some residents stuck it out in their homes, others have kept warm at shelters set up throughout the city.

Service was expected to be restored by Friday night or Saturday.

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