Patches of ice, slick roads prompt some school delays

- The light rain that fell overnight created some patches of ice in North Texas.

The North Texas Tollway Authority was out all night checking on roads in Collin County. A winter weather advisory was issued overnight for that county and others including Cooke, Denton, Fannin, Grayson, Montague, Parker, and Wise counties.

There were reports of a few slick spots, especially on the bridges and overpasses. On the westbound LBJ Freeway near the ramp to the northbound Central Expressway, a puddle of water froze and caused a major accident just before 6 a.m.

Ice on the road may have been a factor in a fatal crash that happened around 2 a.m. in Hurst. A man driving a pickup truck lost control and crashed into a freeway barrier along the westbound Highway 183 TEXpress lanes very close to Bedford Euless Road.

Some school districts to the north and west of Dallas-Fort Worth decided to delay the start of classes because of the ice. They including Alvord, Bellevue, Bowie, Collinsville, Montague, Muenster, Valley View and Walnut Bend ISDs.

The schools will start at 10 a.m. Buses in Collinsville ISD start their runs at 9 a.m. The others will have buses running two hours late.

FOX 4 Meteorologist Evan Andrews said the disturbance that brought the winter weather is now gone and all that lingers is gusty north winds and temperatures near freezing.

As the sun comes up Wednesday the skies will clear and the highs will be in the 40s. It will get below freezing again Wednesday night but dry with lighter winds.

For a complete forecast and weather updates, visit fox4news.com/weather or FOX 4 Weather on Facebook.

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