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Refreezing of roads possible for overnight

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Precipitation fell throughout the day on Tuesday, but the roads held off from icing over for the most part during afternoon hours.

THE FORECAST

The good news is that Tuesday is the last day for winter weather, at least for a while.

FOX 4 Meteorologist Evan Andrews said morning temperatures were well below freezing, meaning the overnight drizzle turned to ice in some areas.

The precipitation should all end Tuesday evening. And after one last freezing night, it will start warming up. The forecast calls for a beautiful weekend in the 70s.

ROAD CONDITIONS

Some of the worst roads Tuesday morning were in northwest Tarrant and Denton counties. In most cases they were covered with just a thin layer of ice, but it was enough to cause problems.

There was a fatal accident on Interstate 20 at Anglin Drive in the Fort Worth suburb of Forest Hill. Police said a vehicle spun out and collided with a wall. The driver was ejected and run over by another car.

In Cedar Hill, Hwy. 67 was closed between Pleasant Run and Wintergreen because of ice and wrecks. Major crashes were also reported on Hwy. 190 at Coit Road in Plano, Hwy. 287 at Sublett Road in Arlington, I-20 west of Hwy. 377 in Benbrook and I-20 at Mountain Creek Pkwy. in Grand Prairie.

Ice on the roads contributed to at least two deaths Monday night. A 16-year-old Northwest High School student was killed in a crash and a Dallas Fire-Rescue firefighter fell off a bridge while working at an accident scene.

Four state trooper squad cars were hit on icy roads in separate overnight incidents. No one was seriously hurt.

Crews with the Texas Department of Transportation began treating the roads shortly after midnight. The main focus for sand trucks continues to be bridges and overpasses.

For the latest traffic updates, follow Chip Waggoner on Twitter at twitter.com/cwaggonerfox4.

SCHOOLS

Several school districts closed including Denton, Little Elm and Northwest. Classes were also canceled at the University of North Texas, Texas Woman's University and Collin College.

Some smaller districts delayed classes. For a complete list of closings and delays, see http://www.myfoxdfw.com/category/238837/closings.

AIRPORTS

DFW and Love Field airports said airlines were de-icing planes before takeoff. That means many flights were delayed by a few minutes.

DFW reported about 150 departure cancelations Tuesday morning because of the wintry weather.

POWER OUTAGES

Oncor reported about 900 outages in North Texas Tuesday morning, mainly near Watauga.

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