SAN ANTONIO — The City of San Antonio and other cities across Texas are warning drivers to stay off roadways as winter weather conditions continue to worsen over the next few days.
The San Antonio division of Metro Video Services reported more than 100 crashes on Saturday night, including one involving a fire engine on 1604 and another involving a Bexar County Sheriff's deputy on I-10. The count was stopped at 1 a.m., suggesting that there may have been many more.
Around 8 p.m. law enforcement cut off most overpasses between I-10 and I-410 as reports came in of ice.
⚠️ SAN ANTONIO! Freezing rain moving through now and getting reports of all overpasses on I-10 between 410 and 1604 are iced over. pic.twitter.com/MGaVtT003x— Lauren Due (@LDueWeather) February 14, 2021
The San Antonio Police Department also reported several accidents early Sunday morning.
Stay safe San Antonio and please stay home if at all possible. If you must travel, please use extreme caution due to current weather conditions. Here are just a few areas (pictures below) that have reported accidents within the past few hours: pic.twitter.com/bbuJ3M8AHG— San Antonio PD (@SATXPolice) February 14, 2021
Mayor Ron Nirenberg quoted a tweet from the National Weather Service, encouraging residents not to drive. Temperatures are expected to drop to subfreezing numbers Sunday evening into Monday morning. There is also a chance of snow accumulation.
Please stay off the roadways. https://t.co/UGek5Byblr— Mayor Ron | Wear a mask! 😷 (@Ron_Nirenberg) February 14, 2021
Here are some tips from the TxDOT when driving in icy conditions:
We want everyone to get home safely. Here are a few winter weather driving tips.— TxDOT San Antonio (@TxDOTSanAntonio) February 13, 2021
❄️Increase distance between vehicles.
❄️Watch for ice.
❄️Stay alert and avoid distractions.
Learn more: https://t.co/XKsvXoGbUm pic.twitter.com/VFV4wXTFvV
If you must travel, make sure to check love updates from DriveTexas.org.