KERRVILLE – Traffic on Interstate 10 near Kerrville is slowly moving again after being at a standstill Friday afternoon for several hours due to accidents and blockages.
Kerrville police said the eastbound and westbound lanes are open, but there are still some stalled or stuck 18-wheelers, so traffic is restricted to one lane in some areas.
Drivers in the area should expect delays and be prepared to “self-sustain” if traffic comes to a halt again, police said.
Texas Department of Transportation Spokesperson Bob Kaufman said some big rigs remain stalled because big rig drivers have reached their legal driving hours limits.
TxDOT and law enforcement are working to address the situation, he said.
The Kerr County Sheriff’s Office said the main cause of the backup was a jackknifed semi-truck about a mile west of Harper Road on I-10. The semi-truck jackknifed just before sundown Thursday.
TxDOT had problems getting to the semi-truck, and with the rolling hills, they needed ice to thaw for traffic to start moving again.
Road conditions were worse Friday morning than Thursday, Kerrville police said. Officers asked travelers to stay home if possible unless it’s an emergency.
“Our friends at KCSO worked through the night dealing with multiple accidents on the interstate,” police said, adding that the roads are slick in places.
Around the Hill Country, one-tenth to one-third-inch of ice has occurred in spots and temperatures fell into the teens.
San Antonio is expected to get above freezing — in the upper 30s — when the sun makes an appearance on Friday.