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Wintry mix slips commute, delays school start times

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Northern McKinney saw a lot of white stuff. Northern McKinney saw a lot of white stuff.

A mix of snowflakes, sleet, freezing rain and snowy pellets started falling before dawn, and some commuters could hit some icy spots this morning.

The wintry weather also delayed start times for several schools, and closed two districts: Crandall ISD and Prosper ISD. Liberty Christian School in Argyle also closed for the day.

Just around 5 a.m. Tuesday, several accidents started happening all at once, according to FOX 4's Chip Waggoner. More than one was reported at I-20 at Bowen, in Weatherford at I-20 and Highway 171, and a few on the Dallas North Tollway.

All of the ramps on the High-5 intersection in Dallas closed. More than a hundred wrecks have been reported across North Texas since 4 a.m.:

  • More than 20 vehicles are involved in a crash in Mesquite at LBJ and Highway 80.
  • In Grand Prairie, dozens of cars slid on an iced-over overpass at  1-20 and Mountain Creek Parkway.
  • Southbound I-45 at I-30 had a wreck tangled up for hours.
  • I-35 in Denton County, between Sanger and Denton and before the I-35 split, a bad accident closed the freeway.
  • Also in Denton County - at Highways 380 at 377, an accident has shut down traffic in both directions.

Although the air temperature remains right at or slightly above freezing, the danger remains on bridges and overpasses.

"Anything with an overpass is where we're more concerned," said FOX 4 Traffic Reporter Chip Waggoner. Follow his tweets for the latest:

But what about later? FOX 4 Meteorologist Evan Andrews said most of this wintry mix should pass on to the east by 10 a.m., but until then, roads could remain slick.

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