Fredericksburg residents take freezing temperatures in stride

Several traffic accidents reported; street crews on standby

Temperatures in the low 30's, freezing rain and sleet didn't seem to be bother too many people in Fredericksburg.
"Everyone is prepared for bad weather this time of year in the Texas Hill Country," said Collin Furr, a Fredericksburg resident. "We get light freezes a little bit sooner than San Antonio, so we're kind of prepared."
Fredericksburg City Manager Kent Myers said he is working closely with police and the Texas Deparment of Transportation.
The city had several crews on standby in case of an emergency.
Myers said even though the worse may be over, no one should be taking any chances.
"Get your run around done during the day. The evening hours (is when) temperatures tend to drop, and we'd prefer people not being out after 9 or 10," Myers said.
Several traffic accidents have been attributed to the weather, but none of them have been serious, Myers said.
The police department will be out in force, patrolling the streets and identifying dangerous conditions, so that the street department can respond accordingly.


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