Ice brought the Alamo City to a standstill overnight on Thursday, but thanks to hardworking police officers, firefighters and EMS workers, no fatal accidents were reported, and stranded motorists were dealt with quickly.

According to the San Antonio Office of Emergency Management, from 8:30 p.m. on Thursday until 2 p.m. on Friday, there were close to 400 accidents -- 173 of which were major accidents. 

The OEM's Chief Lawrence Trevino said accidents happened throughout the city, but were particularly bad at certain interchanges. 

"Some of the major intersections (at) the interchanges -- Interstate 10 and Loop 1604, 1604 and 281, 281 and 410 -- were some of the heavier challenged areas where cars had to be left up on the interchanges," said Trevino.

The San Antonio Police Department said they managed close to 2,500 service calls overnight. More than 200 of those calls were traffic-related.  

As for the city's fire department, they were kept busy from people slipping on ice that were on sidewalks or driveways.

"We responded to upwards of 90 to 100 requests for EMS due to slippages and falls," said Trevino. 

Ice did cause much havoc on major interchanges, bridges and overpasses, but the good news, he said, is that no lives were lost. 

"There were no fatalities, which is a definite plus," said Trevino.

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