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Ice causing problems in parts of North Texas

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DECATUR, Texas -

The ice and snow that fell in parts of North Texas Sunday are keeping some kids home from school on Monday.

There are cancellations and delays for schools northwest of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. For a complete list of closures, see

A layer of ice covered the ground in the Decatur town square Monday morning. The Wise County Sheriff's Department said it has been in contact with the Texas Department of Transportation for help clearing the roads.

Gainsville in Cooke County got rain, sleet and snow on Sunday that stuck to the ground. In Denton, people were prepared for the worst, but the roads were mostly just wet.

One trucker who drove in from Oklahoma said conditions were much worse to the north.

"Ice and snow… accidents, cars and trucks all over the road. People can't get up the hills or anything like that. Some people driving crazy and swerving all over the road in front of you," said Jamie Ingram.

An accident in Grayson County at the Texas-Oklahoma border killed three people, including one child, Sunday night. An SUV was hit by two semis.

Parts of Parker and Tarrant counties got a combination of rain and freezing temperatures Sunday. Some bridges and overpasses were icy.

"I had to wait for a little while. I had to have my truck on probably 15 minutes or more to get it warm and my windshield to be able to see where I'm driving," said Daniel Deleon, a Parker County resident.

The city of Dallas called sanding trucks back home because the worst weather stayed north. Crews did not need to treat any roads.

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