CENTRAL TEXAS (FOX 44) – Most Central Texas cities and counties reported numerous crashes Tuesday morning because of the icy road conditions. Below you will find the reports we have received so far.
BOSQUE CO. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT — There are multiple reports of ice on all major roadways across the county. They are warning people that it may take awhile for crews to respond to any crash because crews are working so many. They are asking people to stay home.
COPPERAS COVE — The city has closed the following streets because of icy conditions: Ash St., Bonnie Lane at Dryden Ave., Colorado Dr., Freedom Lane, Hillside St., Mueller St., N. 7th St. at Geri Dr., Ogletree Pass, and Pecan Cove Dr.
The decision was made to close all city facilities at 12 p.m. because of the deteriorating weather conditions.
DPS — Bridges on Hwy 6 between Loop 340 and the Mart cutoff are icy. Troopers are asking people to avoid all elevated roadways as much as possible.
FORT HOOD — The Ft. Hood Directorate of Safety Law Enforcement says ACP 7 (West Range) and ACP 5 (East Range) are closed to outbound civilian traffic only. Turkey Run, Clark Road, Warrior Way, and Martin Road are also closed. All bridges on range roads are iced over and impassable.
HILL CO. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT — Several wrecks have been reported today on Interstate 35 and other areas around the county. Citizens are urged to stay home, if they can. First Responders are “stretched to the max” trying to help people.
KILLEEN — Ice has accumulated on SH 195 causing vehicles to spin off the roadway. Motorists are asked to avoid using the highway if at all possible. WS Young Bridge from Veterans Memorial Boulevard to Atkinson Avenue is CLOSED. ALL overpasses and bridges are being reported as icy and slick. Please drive safely, and only go out on the roads if you absolutely have to travel.
ROBERTSON CO. — Emergency crews responded to several vehicle accidents by 8 a.m. FM 485 is shut down between FM 1644 and Zane Wallace. There have also been accidents reported on the Hwy79/Hwy6 overpass.
TEMPLE POLICE — Northbound I-35 shut down as road conditions deteriorate because of the ice. Officers are working multiple car accidents on the interstate. Traffic is currently being re-routed. If you can avoid the interstate, please do so.
WACO POLICE — Numerous crashes across the city. Motorists are being asked to stay home if possible.
The department released an update late Wednesday morning, saying it has seen fewer crashes on the roads so far. Bridges and roads are still slick, and it’s not the end just yet.
WOODWAY PUBLIC SAFETY — As of 8 a.m., officers had responded to four wrecks. The main areas for concern are Bosque and Highway 84. People are asked to avoid those areas.
For the latest on road conditions in your area, you can check this map. You can type in your location and check all the roads nearby.
For anyone wanting updates on Hill County road conditions, you can check www.drivetexas.org. Offices may not be able to assist in giving information.
We will continue to update these reports throughout the day.