Slick Roads Keep Local Police Busy Sunday

(December 8, 2013) Police Sunday were urging residents to stay of roads on which ice reformed overnight, creating hazardous driving conditions.

“Since early morning we have worked over 40 crashes in the Waco/McLennan County area due to icy roads,” Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.

“Needless to say traveling anywhere at this time is potentially putting your life or others in danger,” he said.

Temperatures should rise above freezing Sunday afternoon, but wet spots on roads could refreeze overnight, creating the same conditions Monday morning, Swanton said.

The situation was much the same in Temple.

“Patrol units have reported accumulations of ice on roadways and bridges throughout the city,” Temple police Cpl. Christopher Wilcox said.

“This accumulation is a direct result of the freezing precipitation and consistent below freezing temperatures,” he said.

Wilcox said sanding trucks were working throughout the city to keep roads passable.