Snow covered icy street near Cedar Creek Lake (Photo by Sandra Hewitt)
DALLAS - Parts of North Texas were lucky enough to see a light snow shower Monday night into Tuesday. But most are getting nothing but chilly weather.
As expected, the areas mostly to the south and east of Dallas are dealing with some very icy conditions.
The Metroplex saw very little rain and some sleet and snow flurries, but not of it stuck to the roads.
Meanwhile, people in Van Zandt County woke up to ice and snow on the ground Tuesday morning. FOX 4's Saul Garza reported seeing streets, sidewalks and lawns in Canton covered with maybe an inch of snow. Vehicles were also slipping and sliding through the downtown intersections.
Ben Carter made the 20-mile treacherous trek to his restaurant, Buttermilk's Scratch Kitchen. It was one of the few places in Canton that dared to open Tuesday.
“We had a couple of businesses here in town that we served,” he said. “And then also my employees, I didn't want my employees to be out of work today. So I gave the opportunity to come in and make a little money.”
While dad catered to a smaller than usual lunch crowd, his five kids found a better way to pass time in 20-degree temps.
All Canton Floral and Gifts was one of the few other places open. Owner of 30 years, Dorothy Blackmon says she didn't have a single customer on Tuesday. But no matter, she still made a birthday arrangement and plans to deliver it to an elderly woman in a nursing home.
SKY 4 captured several kids enjoying their snow day and making the most of icy roads.
The biggest concern in Van Zandt County is that the ice that turned to slush as cars drove over it will now refreeze and create another dangerous layer to drive over in the morning.
Canton ISD has already announced a two-hour delay for Wednesday. If conditions worsen, they’ll reevaluate.
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Tuesday night will be another very cold night with temperatures in the single digits and teens.
But as the week wears on, the temperatures will slowly rise. It will be sunny in the mid-30s Wednesday, in the upper 40s Thursday, in the 50s Friday and then the 60s by the weekend.
Before the storm hit, TxDOT pre-treated thousands of miles of highways in the DFW area. The 300,000 gallons of brine used to pre-treat those roads will remain effective for a few more days.
TxDOT is reminding drivers to allow extra time for travel and avoid cruising.