Overnight Sleet Turns North Texas Roads Into ‘Sheets of Ice’ – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Thin sheets of ice make for dangerous journeys on roads and highways in North Texas on Thursday morning. At least three people have died overnight in Dallas and dozens of people are reported to be trapped in their cars in Fort Worth.
Much of the Dallas-Fort Worth area has a winter weather report through Thursday 12:00 noon.
Dozens of school districts in North Texas are either closed, open late, or go virtual learning on Thursdays due to potentially dangerous roads. click here for the full list of closings.
In Dallas, one person died around 11:17 p.m. in a pile with multiple vehicles on Interstate 45 southbound on Lamar Street, police said.
Just before 1 a.m., two people were killed and a third was hospitalized in critical condition after a crash along Interstate 45 on Illinois Avenue, police said.
Further information was not immediately available.
Police said several accidents were reported overnight, some of which resulted in serious injury and damage to city vehicles.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, all lanes on Interstate 35W in Texas 183 will be closed shortly after 6:30 a.m. due to a serious accident.
In a tweet, MedStar said the crash affected multiple vehicles – including a MedStar unit and an 18-wheel vehicle – and a MedStar spokesperson told NBC 5 that several people were trapped in their vehicles.
NBC 5 has a crew as a scene and collects additional information.
MVC with multiple vehicles and multiple patients trapped; 35W NB @ 28th Street. A possible 18 wheelers rolled over and a MedStar unit was involved in the crash.
– MedStar EMS Alerts (@MedStarEMSInfo) February 11, 2021
Fort Worth: All lanes and toll lanes on I-35W are closed on 28 Street / SH 183 due to an accident. Drivers should look for alternative routes.
– @txdotfortworth (@TxDOTFortWorth) February 11, 2021
By 7:30 a.m. in Arlington, the emergency services had responded to a total of 82 accidents since 10:00 p.m., a police spokesman said.
Most of the accidents have occurred on bridges and overpasses where people are driving too fast for the weather conditions, the spokesman said.
We had hit a patrol car after midnight at 6500 WIH 20 by another driver due to icy conditions. Fortunately, the officer was out of the vehicle during the impact because he had a separate accident, so no injuries. The APD car had minor damage while other cars were not drivable after the accident. Pic.twitter.com/I5YFp6K9Ir
– Chef Al Jones (@ChiefArlington) February 11, 2021
Similar to other agencies in North Texas, @CityOfArlington has 23 active accidents and 5 assisting motorists with cars disabled or extended. Most of them are on our highways (IH 20, IH 30, SH 360, US 287). Please avoid unnecessary trips. pic.twitter.com/X5JMrtEr5H
– Arlington Police, TX (@ArlingtonPD) February 11, 2021
** DANGEROUS ROADS **
Very smooth areas reported at
Stacy, north of 121, the
Eldorado overpass over 75 and
Back roads from Laud Howell south to Wilmeth. pic.twitter.com/0arKfF1pZS
– McKinney Police (@McKinneyPolice) February 11, 2021
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