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6:02p Traffic remains backed up for 10 miles on Interstate 30 near Greenville, but at least it's moving. Five hours ago, cars and trucks were at a standstill due to icy conditions. Since midday, Texas Department of Transportation plows, graders and sanding trucks have been working to improve traction along the dangerous stretch between Greenville and Sulphur Springs. - WFAA photojournalist Gary Ultee in HD Chopper 8

5:10p Texas Department of Transportation crews were using snow plows and road graders to clear ice from interstate highways south of Dallas-Fort Worth. - WFAA

11:14a All NTTA roads are open and passable. There are no roadway/ramp closures to report and we have received no reports of stranded motorists on the NTTA System. - NTTA

11a The crash that injured six and involved a Fort Worth ISD bus was not weather related. There was no ice at the scene. According to authorities, the bus collided into a pickup truck at the intersection on the service road of I-20 at Granbury Road. Four children and both drivers were injured in the crash. The injuries were minor. - WFAA.com

10:25a Six people were injured in a crash involving a Fort Worth ISD bus off Interstate 20 at Granbury Road. The bus was carrying students from The Middle Level Learning Center. MedStar reported five of the injured would be transported to a nearby hospital. The injuries were described as minor. - WFAA.com

10a Icy conditions have spurred another problem at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. According to D/FW Airport spokesman Matt Miller, Flight 2445 was in the midst of being towed when the left wing hit terminal D-40. The flight landed at D/FW from Guanajuato, Mexico. Mechanics are now checking out the plane and the terminal has been roped off. Passengers have been placed on other flights. Earlier in the morning, a plane carrying mechanics slid off the runway and became stuck in mud. - WFAA.com

8:43a North Texas remains under a wind chill advisory until 10 a.m. The wind chill is currently at 4 degrees in Dallas, 2 degrees in Fort Worth and -1 at D/FW. - Meteorologist Greg Fields

7:30a We're still receiving reports of major traffic on north and southbound lanes of I-45 in the Corsicana area. Hundreds of vehicles are reported stuck on the interstate. Vehicles can be seen spun out on the road and traffic is nearly at a standstill. - WFAA.com

7a The Van Zandt County Fire Marshal sent a warning to drivers this morning on their Facebook page: 'People stay home if you can. The roads are extremely icy and almost impassible in places. Interstate is stopped and backing up at the Smith/Van Zandt County line both east and west bound. If you are traveling east stay off interstate. You will end up being stranded and being rescued and wind up leaving your vehicle on the interstate and being taken to a shelter. Please heed the warning and avoid travel if at all possible.' - WFAA.com

6:45a Road conditions were so icy at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport a plane slid off the tarmac. According to Lynn Lumsford, with the FAA, two mechanics were on board an MD-80 when it slid off the tarmac as it was taxied to a different part of the airport for maintenance. No one was injured. - WFAA.com

6:30a Viewers south and southeast of Dallas have reported trouble spots that have left some stuck in traffic jams for hours.

'Traffic is a mess outside of Dallas,' said Tinesha Ladson. 'My brother has been stuck on the freeway (I-45) in Corsicana for 10 hours! He has not moved in hours! Yet, I see no record of this on TxDOT. No one has come by and checked on the drivers or the families stuck in cars. Sounds just like what happened in Atlanta but just no one is aware.'

'My family and I are stuck on I-20 between Tyler and Lindale. We have been stuck since 10 p.m.' said Marquita Ochieng. - WFAA.com

6:01a While there are no closures in North Texas, ice patches, including black ice, have caused problems on the roadways. Interstate 635 near Greenville Avenue has been one problem area. Moving to Dallas from Rockwall County, there's another trouble spot on eastbound Interstate 30 approaching the President George Bush Turnpike. A third trouble spot is at I-35E around the Medical District. Check more traffic updates. - Alexa Conomos

5:01a Temperatures are in the low-mid teens with single-digit to below 0 wind chills. - Meteorologist Greg Fields

5a Arlington, Dallas, Denton, Plano, Frisco and Lewisville among school districts closed due to weather. Fort Worth ISD is operating under a two-hour delay. - View more closings

3:17a: After operating trains overnight without problems, DART says commuters can expect regular rail service on Monday morning. Icy road conditions could, however, impact bus and paratransit services. - DART

1:22a Dallas County has delayed opening until 10 a.m. - Dallas DA

2:19a: Temperatures are now in the teens at every reporting station in North Texas except Fort Worth's Joint Reserve Base, where it's 20 degrees. The mercury has dropped to 16 degrees at Fort Worth Alliance Airport and in Sherman/Denison and Denton. It's 13 at Decatur; 12 at Bowie. Wind chill readings are in the single digits across the region and have dropped below zero at Fort Worth Alliance Airport and in Sherman/Denison, Gainesville, Bowie, Bridgeport, Decatur and Denton. - National Weather Service


SUNDAY

11:18p: No classes for Grand Prairie ISD students on Monday. - WFAA

11:15p: Police closed the intersection of Josey Lane and Keller Springs Road because of icy conditions. - Todd Unger reporting from Denton County

11p: The Arlington ISD says it will delay a decision on any possible delay or cancellation of classes until Monday morning; they'll make an announcement by 5:30 a.m. - WFAA

10:44p: The City of Dallas remains at Ice Force Level 2. As of 7:30 p.m. Sunday, the city increased the number of trucks sanding streets to 56. That also means there are 125 city employees up and working to make sure the most important routes are covered. That traction is needed, as several overpasses and bridges have only gotten worse as the night has gone on, thanks to refreezing. Dallas Fire-Rescue reported that it responded to 145 major and four minor accidents during the day and evening; they encourage drivers to take it slow over the next few hours, and to be cautious during the Monday morning commute (which probably won't be anything close to a rush hour). - Marie Saavedra reporting from Dallas

9:59p: The Dallas ISD now says there will be no classes on Monday, joining other major school districts across North Texas announcing an unexpected day off, including: Allen, Birdville, Carroll, Denton, Frisco, Garland, Grapevine-Colleyville, Hurst-Euless-Bedford, Kaufman, Lewisville, McKinney, Plano, Richardson, Rockwall, Waxahachie and Weahterford. Click for the full list of school closings. Fort Worth ISD says Monday classes will start two hours late. - WFAA

9:33p: Drivers in Denton County faced some of the most treacherous conditions on Sunday. There were numerous accidents along Interstate 35E near Lewisville Lake, and traffic came to a crawl just outside Denton as drivers were faced with ice and freezing rain.

'I've seen a lot of spin-outs and fender-benders,' said trucker Jorge Benitiz. 'I'm trying to get to Oklahoma, and just will drive until I can't anymore.'

Other motorists heading the same direction were preparing for deteriorating conditions the further north they traveled.

'I know it's bad up there,' said Andrew Full, who was trying to get back home with his girlfriend. 'We'll just have to drive 30 [mph] the whole way.' - Todd Unger reporting from Denton County

9:25p: Plano ISD says Monday classes are canceled due to inclement weather. - i

9:05p: Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to 145 major accidents (and four minor ones) between noon and 8:35 p.m. Sunday. - WFAA

8:29p: Grand Prairie ISD says there will be no decision on a possible weather-related closing until Monday morning at 4:30. 'At this time, plan on a regular school day,' the district tweeted. - WFAA

8:24p: Still a few flurries being reported at DFW Airport and Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth. Still very cold for March 2. But hey, Friday's high will be back up to 70! - National Weather Service

8:13p: Some big additions to Monday's school closing list include: McKinney, Little Elm, Waxahachie and Pilot Point ISDs. Click for the full list. - WFAA

7:57p: The City of Dallas has escalated its sanding operations to Ice Force Level 2, incorporating 56 trucks and approximately 125 employees. - WFAA

7:19p: The Dallas Independent School district just tweeted: 'At this time, please expect a regular school day for Dallas ISD.' They'll let us know if anything changes... sorry, kids! - WFAA

7:15p: Temperatures are hovering around 20 degrees at most reporting stations in North Texas, with wind chill readings in the single digits across the region. Precipitation has ended in Dallas-Fort Worth, except for flurries at the Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth. - National Weather Service

7:11p: The Electric Reliability Council of Texas is asking you to limit power use as much as possible on Monday morning. That's because ERCOT is anticipating high demand as temperatures across the region plunge into the teens, with wind chill readings below zero in many locations. The agency suggests that thermostats be set no higher than 68 degrees; avoid running power-hungry appliances like washers, dryers and electric ovens; and turn off non-essential lights and appliances. - WFAA

6:53p: More than three dozen North Texas school districts including Celina, Farmersville, Forney, Gainesville, Greenville, Kaufman, Sherman, Valley View and Van Alstyne have announced they will be closed on Monday because of the icy conditions. Click here for the complete list of closings and delayed openings. - WFAA

6:08p: Wind chill readings have already dropped into the single digits at most North Texas reporting stations, and are expected to drop below zero at many locations overnight as strong northwest winds buffet the region. - National Weather Service

5:44p: Airlines canceled more than 325 departures at Dallas/Fort WorthInternational Airport on Sunday as a result of the frosty weather; that's about one-third of the regular schedule. Most aircraft required a deicing procedure before takeoff. Airport spokesman David Magana said the facility remained fully operational during the day, and he told WFAA that officials expect a 'relatively small' number of passengers will have to be accommodated overnight. Magana said the airport's goal is to resume normal operations on Monday. Dallas Love Field reported a small number of flights affected by the icy weather on Sunday. - WFAA

5:33p: Precipitation should be ending across North Texas over the next 30 minutes, but the low temperature overnight will approach a record low. - Chief Meteorologist Pete Delkus

5:09p: Temps are in the low 20s or upper teens across North Texas, with most stations reporting some type of precipitation:Sleet, freezing rain, light snow, freezing drizzle, or flurries. - National Weather Service

4:59p: More than a dozen North Texas school districts have already announced closings or delays on Monday; click here for the full list. - WFAA

3:56p: The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory from midnight Sunday to 8 a.m. Monday. It will feel between 0 and -5 degrees after midnight. Bundle up! - National Weather Service

3:49p: Arlington police say weather conditions may have played a role in a fatal accident on Highway 287 near the Interstate 20 exit. The driver of a disabled pickup truck was struck and killed after a second vehicle lost control on an overpass and hit the driver (who had exited his truck) and the disabled pickup. the driver of the second vehicle was hospitalized, but is expected to survive. Northbound lanes of Highway 287 ahead of Little Road were closed during the investigation and cleanup. - Arlington Police Department

3:44p: The overpass at Interstate 20 and Spur 408 where Dallas firefighter Scott Tanksley died February 10 in an ice-related accident has been closed due to dangerous conditions. - WFAA

3:29p: The Dallas Zoo closed early Sunday afternoon due to the inclement weather. - WFAA

3:05p: Light snow and freezing drizzle is being reported across North Texas, with temperatures ranging from 17 at two locations in Fort Worth to 25 in Grand Prairie and Mesquite. - National Weather Service

2:57p: Traffic has slowed to a crawl on many roads and highways in North Texas as an icy layer builds up. - WFAA

1:35p: A mix of rain, freezing rain, and sleet has already begun in Arlington. Sand trucks are en route to the Highway 360 and Interstate 20 bridges. - Arlington Fire Department

1:01p: The temperature has dipped to 19 degrees in Denton; it's 21 at Fort Worth Alliance Airport. - National Weather Service

12:58p: Legacy Drive near the Dallas North Tollway in Plano is icing over with a slushy buildup. I tested braking (in a safe area) and my car was slipping. If you must drive, e sure to maintain extra distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you. - Walt Zwirko, WFAA.com

12:19p: There have been 104 accidents reported in Fort Worth in just the last two hours. - WFAA

12:15p: Weather is affecting flights at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. If you're scheduled to depart or arrive today, please check your flight status with your airline.- DFW Airport

12:09p: On the drive from Allen to Dallas, roads were wet and very cold in Collin County, but still reasonably dry in Dallas (for now). My car parked outside in Allen did ice over very quickly this morning, requiring a scraper to clear the windshield. - Sandra Turner, WFAA

12:07p: Just heard the rumble of thundersleet over Little Elm in southern Denton County. There is a thin but dangerous veneer of icy buildup on road surfaces as sleet continues to fall and the temperature has dipped to 24 degrees. - Walt Zwirko, WFAA.com

11:37a: The National Weather Service has expanded a Winter Storm Warning to include the Dallas-Fort Worth area through 9 p.m. Sunday. The warning includes Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, Collin, Rockwall, Kaufman, Johnson and Ellis counties. - National Weather Service

11:25a: There's a report of thunder sleet in Denton. Accumulating sleet and additional freezing rain will continue until this evening. - National Weather Service

11:15a: Accumulations of sleet are likely later this afternoon; a Winter Storm Warning may be expanded to include the Dallas-Fort Worth area. - WFAA

11:02a: The National Weather Service reports freezing drizzle at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, light snow at Fort Worth Meacham Airport, and freezing rain at Fort Worth Alliance Airport and in Arlington. - National Weather Service

11a: Snow, sleet and freezing rain is falling in northern Tarrant and southern Denton counties. We're getting reports of slick roads and highways and some accidents. - WFAA

10:41a: DART says it is operating its regular Sunday service, and will be monitoring weather conditions for any changes. - DART

10a: Freezing rain is reported at the Meacham Airport, Spinks Airport and Alliance Airport reporting stations. Temperatures are below freezing across the region, with Denton already checking in at 23 degrees. - National Weather Service

9:40a Texas Department of Transportation crews are already pre-treating road surfaces in Denton and Collin Counties; they could begin sanding operations on Sunday afternoon. - WFAA

9:10a: Very light rain and freezing rain is already falling across parts of North Texas. Thundersleet? Don't be surprised if you hear some thunder while sleet is falling during the day Sunday due to instability in the atmosphere. - WFAAmeteorologist Julie Bologna

9:06a: The City of Dallas will launch its Ice Force Level 1 sanding operations at noon Sunday, with 35 trucks and 100 personnel keeping an eye on bridges, overpasses and inclines. - City of Dallas

9:03a: This will not be 'icemageddon' and will not be anything close to December's ice storm. It will be darn cold, though! The most likely time for frozen precipitation in the Dallas-Fort Worth area will be between 3 and 7 p.m. - WFAA Chief Meteorologist Pete Delkus

8:51a: DART light rail is delayed due to ice buildup on overhead power lines. Buses are shuttling passengers between the Bachman and University of Dallas stations and the Hatcher and Lawnview stations. - DART

8:47a: Temperatures have fallen below freezing already across much of North Texas and points north and west. The precipitation is too light to bring down the warmth from aloft, so the majority of our precipitation will fall in the form of freezing rain/freezing drizzle and sleet today. The main positive aspect of this event is that it will not have anywhere near the impact of our December storm. Total precipitation amounts in the Dallas-Fort Worth area which would include the rain, freezing rain, and sleet will be less than 0.33' by Sunday evening. But as we all know, it does not take much to make for slick travel, especially on the bridges and overpasses.

We will have freezing rain and freezing drizzle on and off through early afternoon. The worst of the frozen precipitation will occur between 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. We will have been below freezing for 8 hours or so by then, and that is the time frame when elevated roads will become most problematic.

The hardest hit area will be northeast Texas into southeast Oklahoma, where up to half an inch of ice and half an inch of sleet are expected. Ice accumulations in Dallas-Fort Worth will range from only 0.01' to 0.15' with the higher amounts in northeast sections. Total sleet accumulations will be less than 0.25' with a little higher totals in northern Collin County.

We will probably stay below freezing until Tuesday, mid morning. It is hoped that the gusty and dry north winds tonight will evaporate (or more technically, sublimate) the ice away from the roads. Wind chills will stay in the teens today and drop to near zero by morning. - WFAA meteorologist Steve McCauley

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