Thousands of CPS Energy customers remain without electric power and one of the most spectacular snowfalls in recent memory continues to whiten lawns and highway medians, as a December chill plunged as far south as the Rio Grande Valley overnight, dropping snow and the temperature, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
TxDOT reports that freeways remain open, and the 160-4/281 flyover, which had been closed for an hour earlier this morning, has now re-opened. Crews have been busy all night spraying road surfaces with a brine solution to retard icing. Temperatures in the metro are generally hovering around 32 degrees, and with residual ground and pavement warming, no serious problems are expected.
San Antonio Police are monitoring the roadways, especially the fly-over ramps, and are ready to take action in case problems develop.
At one point, more than 90,000 CPS customers were without electric power, due to heavy wet snow snapping power lines. Click HERE for the latest power outage information.
A freeze warning remains in effect until 9 this morning.
Impacts: Elevated roadways such as bridges and overpasses may become slick and dangerous across all areas.