Clearing conditions in San Antonio after road closures

Clearing conditions in San Antonio after road closures

Clearing conditions in San Antonio after road closures

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by KENS 5 staff

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Posted on February 7, 2014 at 5:45 PM

 SAN ANTONIO -- Friday's high is only expected to reach 38 degrees in San Antonio, according to KENS 5 First Alert Meteorologist Jared Silverman. Add in wind effect and the chill in the air will feel in the upper teens in some areas across south Texas. 

The road conditions should be dry by the time we get to the overnight hours tonight and into Saturday morning,"  Silverman added.  "So we're not anticipating any kind of refreezing on the roads."

After a string of brutally cold days, temperatures will rebound over the weekend with Saturday's high reaching the upper 60s and Sunday the lower 70s.

A Winter Weather Advisory had been extended until 4 p.m. Friday for San Antonio and many south Texas counties.

The hazardous driving conditions prompted closures on San Antonio roadways.  SAPD is preparing to close both directions of Loop 1604 from Hwy 281 to Judson Road.  

U.S. 281 at Loop 1604 East and Westbound had been closed due to icing conditions, but was reopened just before 12:30 p.m.

Some hill country roadways have already been impacted by wintry conditions.  State Highway 46 from SH 16 to I-10 in Bandera and Kerr counties were closed Friday morning but reopened around 10:20 a.m.,  according to TxDOT.

There have already been reports of several weather-related accidents in Bandera county, according to Carey Reed, Bandera County Emergency Operations Center.

"We're telling everybody if you don't need to be out on the roads, please stay home," Reed said.

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In San Antonio, very light freezing drizzle has been reported.  Early on Friday, San Antonio-area school districts made the decision to start classes on time.

THE FOLLOWING DISTRICTS REPORT NORMAL START TIMES
Alamo Heights ISD - Normal start time
Comal ISD - Normal start time
East Central ISD - Normal start time
Fort Sam ISD - Normal start time
Seguin ISD - Normal start time
Judson ISD - Normal start time
New Braunfels ISD - Normal start time
North East ISD - Normal Start time
Northside ISD - Normal start time
San Antonio ISD - Normal start time
Seguin ISD - Normal start time
Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD - Normal start time
Southwest ISD - Normal start time
Southside ISD - Normal start time
 
THE FOLLOWING DISTRICTS ARE REPORTING DELAYS OR CLOSINGS:
BANDERA  ISD: CLOSED Friday
BLANCO ISD: CLOSED Friday
BOERNE  ISD: CLOSED Friday
CENTER POINT  ISD: CLOSED Friday
FREDERICKSBURG  ISD: CLOSED Friday
HARPER ISD: CLOSED Friday
HUNT ISD: CLOSED Friday
INGRAM ISD: CLOSED Friday
JOHNSON CITY ISD: CLOSED Friday
KERRVILLE ISD: CLOSED Friday
LULING ISD: Delayed 10 a.m. start. Bus will run two hours late. 
PRAIRIE LEA ISD: Two hour delayed start for Friday. 
ROCKSPRINGS ISD: CLOSED Friday
SAN MARCOS  CISD: 2 hour delayed start Friday.
TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY:  classes CANCELLED remainder of Friday
WIMBERLEY ISD: CLOSED Friday. 

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KENS 5 First Alert Meteorologist Paul Mireles said most of Bexar County was above freezing shortly after 1 p.m. and conditions have been rapidly improving since. Even the northern counties, like Blanco and Comal, are expected to see better weather by 3 p.m.

"By about 2:30 p.m., problematic conditions on bridges and overpasses should be cleared up," Mireles said.

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