TxDOT preparing for icy patches in parts of North Texas

The National Weather Service is putting residents in Tarrant, Collin, Denton and several other counties on alert.

There's a chance of icy spots from freezing drizzle. The temperatures will keep dropping overnight Wednesday. There will be lows in the mid to upper 20s in parts of North Texas, but an even stronger cold front will hit this weekend.

TxDOT has already pretreated some elevated surfaces in Collin and Denton counties over the freezing drizzle concerns. Their trucks were also out in other areas north and west of the DFW area.

The mid-week commute home from work on Wednesday felt a whole lot different than the spring-like morning folks woke up to.

“It was almost balmy. I thought about doing some outdoor things,” John Hughes said. “This feels like I didn't wear enough clothes.”

Temps in North Texas plummeted following an afternoon cold front and dropped feels-like temperatures in certain parts to the teens.

“I thought the winter was already over, but I just heard on the radio,” said Christian Sutanto. “I guess mother nature wants winter to be longer.”

The cold wasn't the only concern. The threat of freezing drizzle had TxDOT taking precautions and pretreating elevated roads in Denton, Collin and several western North Texas counties.

With miserable conditions, some school officials canceled afternoon and evening sporting events. Officials suspended the girls’ soccer matchup between Uplift Williams Prep at Carrollton Ranchview before they could finish and canceled a boys’ matchup set for later in the evening.

The teams’ fans that were bundled up. Many of them relied on blankets for warmth and did not seem disappointed with the decision.

And with another blast of cold air a few days away, it's a reminder that in a Texas winter it's best to be prepared for anything.