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San Antonio Road Closures

February 4, 2011 by USA Post 

San Antonio Road Closures, Road closures were reported in central Texas. In Waco, Lake Shore Drive was closed between the bishop and wooded acres. In Killeen, was young was closed between Veterans Memorial Boulevard and Rancier. In the Temple, the closures included West Adams Avenue, from Westgate Apache Drives; Midway Drive on the hill near Bonham Middle School Charter Oak Drive, under the railway bridge road, South Kegley Road, West Adams Avenue up at Charter Oak Drive, Hickory Drive near the intersection with Stratford Drive. Some streets were closed due to icing Woodway, especially Bosque Boulevard near Loop 340.

Service suspended, schools closed Garbage collection has been suspended from Waco and Temple because of the snow. In Killeen, the collection of residential garbage and trade continued, but the roads with steep slopes or ramps are avoided Friday said city. The containers are not emptied Friday should be left at the curb for collection on Saturday, the city said. Waco Transit was on duty early in the day Friday, but suspended operations in mid-morning. A skeleton crew will be available to transport those who rode buses early Friday. Anyone who needs a homecoming should call (254) 750-1613.

Waco Regional Airport was closed Friday and all flights were canceled. The airport expected to reopen Saturday, subject to improved conditions. At the Killeen Regional Airport, most flights afternoon, starting as planned, as the airport site.

In the Temple, the Summit Family Fitness Center, Community Center Sammons, Sammons Park’s indoor pool and the Wilson Park Recreation Center was closed. Waco-McLennan County Library planned to stay open until 6:00 p.m. Friday. Cameron Park Zoo has been open but will close at 3:00 p.m.

Recreation centers have been opened, but the Cottonwood Creek Golf Course was closed, as was tThe Waco Mammoth site is closed Texas Ranger Museum closed at 11 am However, because of hazardous driving conditions and road closures, it took crews more than usual to respond to outages. Public service officials are also urging all customers to conserve energy on Friday by not washing machines, dryers and dishwashers. Customers are also advised not to thermostats above 68 degrees and turn off all electronic devices when not in use.

Snow hits north Texas, moving west, and the latest snow showers could not end until Friday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

Fort Worth Forney, Denton Duncanville, and most points in the meantime, residents and visitors are Super Bowl-boot deep in some of the worst winter weather to hit the area of memory.

“This is Pittsburgh weather,” said Tricia Caswell, shopping at a Target in Frisco. She arrived in town Thursday to Sunday of Super Bowl XLV at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington (where, yes, the roof is closed).

“We were hoping for a little vacation from the cold,” she said.

Not before Saturday at the earliest, Tricia. The temperature should not rise above freezing until then, when it could reach 40 years.

The latest forecast kickoff is about 40, with moderate winds. All or most of the snow and ice-clogged roads and highways must be melted by then.

But the way this week opted for the Super Bowl partygoers and planners, would be terribly surprised if a tidal wave hit us instead.

Snow this morning – far worse than forecasters had predicted that Thursday night – came after three days of cold, ice storms, treacherous roads, yet cuts, plant closings and mass transit failures common. The snowfall started in most areas around midnight, moving from south to north across the region. The totals vary greatly but are generally farther east. In Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport, the snowfall by official sunrise was 1.8 inches. But people close to Love Field reported receiving more than 4 inches in Richardson, 5 inches, and Kaufman, about 8 inches.

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