Icy bridges and overpasses resulting in crashes around San Antonio

A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect until noon Monday

SAN ANTONIO – While the freezing drizzle is light, it’s been enough to create an icy glaze on elevated roadways.

On Monday morning, multiple car crashes were reported on local highways and streets, especially on the north side of San Antonio and in northern Bexar County.

One of those crashes involved a VIA bus colliding with a van that provides VIAtrans rides near Loop 410 and WW White, according to a spokesperson with VIA Metropolitan Transit.

“There were no passengers on either vehicle, nor were there any serious injuries,” the spokesperson said, adding that the crash happened due to icy conditions.

Other crashes were reported on the main lanes, ramps and interchanges of the area’s biggest highways: Interstate 10, Highway 90, Interstate 37, Interstate 35, Loop 1604 and Loop 410.

VIA announced that due to icy roads, multiple routes are on detour due to icy roads and encouraged people to visit http://VIAinfo.net/service-alerts for a complete list of detours.

Multiple crashes have been reported on San Antonio roads due to ice on Monday, Jan. 15, 2024. (KSAT)

At this time it is unclear if any of Monday’s crashes resulted in major injuries or fatalities.

A near miss was captured on camera during a KSAT Weather Authority livestream with Justin Horne, RJ Marquez and Mike Osterhage.

In the video, which can be seen below, a car traveling on Interstate 10 near Interstate 35 nearly hits a stalled vehicle and a tow truck on the shoulder.

It’s best to avoid travel this morning, but if you have to be on the roads, avoid bridges and overpasses.

In addition, reports of ice accumulating in Bulverde and Spring Branch on US 281, between FM 1864 and FM 46, have resulted in vehicles having difficulty climbing hills and negotiating ramps.

The Texas Department of Transportation continues to treat roads, and drivers should watch out for crews.

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until noon Monday.

Meantime, wind chill values have dipped into the single digits in San Antonio. Expect any precipitation to ease up later this morning, with improvements on the roads by the afternoon.

Winter Storm Warnings are in effect until 10am for San Antonio and surrounding areas. (Copyright 2024 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)

About the Authors

Justin Horne is a meteorologist and reporter for KSAT 12 News. When severe weather rolls through, Justin will hop in the KSAT 12 Storm Chaser to safely bring you the latest weather conditions from across South Texas. On top of delivering an accurate forecast, Justin often reports on one of his favorite topics: Texas history.

RJ Marquez is the traffic anchor/reporter for KSAT’s Good Morning San Antonio. He also fills in as a news anchor and has covered stories from breaking news and Fiesta to Spurs championships and high school sports. RJ started at KSAT in 2010. He is proud to serve our viewers and be a part of the culture and community that makes San Antonio great.

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