A cold front across Dallas-Fort Worth brought freezing rain and sleet to the region, and headaches for motorists.
The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for all of North Central Texas through 6 p.m. Tuesday. By mid-morning on Tuesday, freezing drizzle will morph into a winter mix of rain, freezing rain, sleet and even snow for counties north of Interstate 20.
A number of schools were planning to open late on Tuesday morning because of the potential for dangerous driving; several -- including Northwest ISD and Denton ISD -- announced they would be closed.
There was a fatal accident involving a Dallas firefighter who fell from an icy overpass along Walton Walker Boulevard in Southwest Dallas around 8:30 p.m. Traffic near the intersection of Walton Walker and Interstate 20 was at a standstill.
A Dallas Fire-Rescue truck was involved in a non-injury accident on Highway 67 near Hampton Road in South Oak Cliff around 9:30 p.m.
After 10 p.m., there was a report of a chain-reaction crash involving up to 20 vehicles at Colins Street and Green Oaks Boulevard.
The MedStar ambulance service in Tarrant County reported responding to 32 motor vehicle crashes between 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
At 6 p.m. Monday, Denton police were shutting down parts of University Drive, Loop 288 and Nottingham Drive so sand trucks could tackle icing conditions.
At about the same time, 10 miles east of Denton, the eastbound lanes of Highway 380 were closed at Providence Boulevard by what was Little Elm police called a major accident.
There were reports of fender-benders along the Dallas North Tollway in Frisco.
Texas Department of Transportation crews in Fort Worth and Dallas are on standby. Airlines at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field are preparing to deice aircraft as on Monday night and Tuesday.
DART said it planned to operate its light rail network overnight to minimize the possiiblity of ice buildup on overhead power lines.
The wintry mix should be gone by midday Tuesday, leaving scattered showers in its wake. The sun will return Wednesday and bring warmer temperatures with it. It's not expected to exit the 30s on Monday, however.
But if you can get through all this, sunshine returns later this week with highs approaching 70 degrees by Friday.