Police and firemen across the Dallas Fort Worth area worked hundreds of accidents caused by ice covered roads Christmas night.
Matt Zavadsky, the spokesman for Medstar Ambulance in Fort Worth, says Medstar responded to 48 accidents between 5pm and 7:30pm. "Due to dangerous road conditions in Fort Worth and surrounding areas, MedStar has temporarily suspended lights-and-sirens responses out of concern for crew and public safety," according to Zavadsky.
The ice and cold canceled eight percent of flights at DFW Airport according to spokesman David Magana. "DFW is advising all passengers to check on their flight status prior to coming to the Airport, whether via the Flight Information page at www.dfwairport.com or other means." Magana said.
The icy roads have caused Dallas County offices to delay opening until 10am Wednesday. "The delayed opening will make for a safer commute for our employees and take needed pressure of the potentially icy roads during the morning rush hours. Regardless of when or where you travel tonight and tomorrow, please give yourself extra time and use extra caution. I hope everyone had a blessed and special Holidays. Safe travels and a Happy New Year!," said Judge Clay Jenkins.
Meanwhile Denton County offices will be closed Wednesday according to Jaime Moore, Denton County Emergency Services spokesman. Moore said, "County Road and Bridge sand trucks are working to maintain the roadways within the county, however, county building parking lots are a low priority and there are safety concerns about their use Wednesday."