Highways remain closed in San Antonio as crews prepare roads for freezing rain on Tuesday night

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SAN ANTONIO – All main highways in San Antonio will remain closed on Tuesday as officers warn drivers to remain off the roads attributable to icy situations.

Jennifer Serold, a public data officer with the Texas Department of Transportation, stated about 40 crews are de-icing roads and highways after they had been iced-over all through the night, making for extraordinarily harmful journey.

“What we’re seeing right now this morning is very icy conditions, and because those icy conditions are dangerous and unpredictable, we have closed all the majors in our area,” she instructed KSAT’s visitors anchor Samuel King on GMSA.

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Some of the snow that fell on Sunday night partially melted on Monday however re-froze in a single day as San Antonio stayed beneath freezing temperatures.

San Antonio is anticipated to expertise a number of days of icy roads, which can embody black ice. That has resulted in highway temperatures staying in the 10s.

Serold stated crews are getting ready for freezing rain on Tuesday night and pretreating frontage roads with brine.

She added that drivers mustn’t drive round or transfer the barricades.

“Slow down and use extreme caution,” she added.

TxDOT and San Antonio officers have been warning drivers to remain off the roads in the course of the winter climate occasion, which is anticipated to maintain temperatures low all through the week.

Temperatures will solely briefly rise above freezing on Tuesday, with partly cloudy skies. Partial melting will happen, solely to see all the things re-freeze Wednesday morning.

Watch: Winter wonderland creates harmful highway situations for San Antonio drivers

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