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Expectations of icy roads on Thursday morning lead to one more day of closures

Expectations of icy roads on Thursday morning lead to one more day of closures
February 05
19:52 2020

The second winter storm of the new year brought Breckenridge and parts of Stephens County about an inch of snow, preceded by a coating of sleet and ice, starting late Tuesday night, Feb. 4, and continuing, off and on, throughout most of the day and evening on Wednesday, Feb. 5. With overnight freezing of the streets expected, several local agencies are already announcing closures and/or late starts on Thursday.

Although the radar shows that the precipitation has probably moved out of the area, the official forecast from the National Weather Service shows that there is still a 40 percent chance of sleet and snow before 10 p.m. Then, the skies are expected to start clearing, which will allow the temperatures to drop to a predicted overnight low of 19 degrees.

Today’s temperatures only reached above freezing in the pre-dawn hours, and the 32-degree mark was hit only for brief periods of time during the day. The low temperatures are expected to re-freeze the moisture on the roadways, creating potentially dangerous driving conditions overnight and into the morning hours on Thursday.

With sunny skies and a predicted high in the 40s on Thursday, the snow and ice should melt off by mid-morning or early afternoon.

The following closures/late starts have been announced:

  • Breckenridge Independent School District schools will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 6, and are expected to return to their regular schedules on Friday, Feb. 7.
  • Texas State Technical College will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 6.
  • The Stephens County Courthouse will open at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6.
  • ResourceCare will have a delayed start, opening at 1 p.m., on Thursday, Feb. 6.

Editor’s Note: This story will be updated as news of any additional closures or late starts comes in.

Cutline, top photo: Bailey Auditorium was dusted in snow Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 5. Breckenridge schools were closed on Wednesday and will be closed again on Thursday. Classes are expected to return to their regular schedules on Friday, Feb. 7. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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