Hill Country gets dusting of snow
1 inch of snow falls in Kerrville area
The Hill Country experienced a brief winter wonderland Friday.
Residents in Kerrville woke up to the first significant snowfall of 2013. A mix of light snow and sleet was reported during the overnight hours, but the mix turned into some snow flurries as the morning progressed.
At 3 a.m., Texas Department of Transportation crews were on Interstate 10 laying down a mixture of sand and gravel.
"They went out because it was starting to accumulate and they watched it really close until about 4, and nothing really stuck," said Kerrville Public Works, Director Charlie Hastings.
Hastings said a large amount of deicing material that was prepared for bridges was never put to use, which meant a somewhat normal but scenic commute to work.
Kerrville ISD was not in session, so no school buses had to navigate any potentially dangerous roads.
Local street crews reported “slushy” conditions on area roadways and only a few ice patches.
The snow was a surprise to Gary McMurray, who was visiting from North Carolina.
"I've been here four or five years in a row, and I haven't seen anything like this," McMurray said.
"We moved out here a couple of years ago because of the climate, but this is the first time that I've seen snow in about three years," said Kerrville resident Ray Steinman.
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