Sleet storms swept through parts of Texas this week, bringing ice-packed roads and treacherous travel conditions, according to the National Weather Service.
A video shared by Twitter user @NaderNavigator shows a stuck semi truck blocking access to northbound Interstate 35W near the Texas Motor Speedway in north Fort Worth, in Denton County, Monday night.
The nearby Denton Police Department on Monday night reported parts of I-35 were intermittently closed “as trucks and vehicles continuously got stuck in the layer of ice.” On Tuesday morning, Denton Police said a stretch of northbound I-35 was closed “due to a jackknifed 18-wheeler blocking all lanes.”
Fort Worth remains under a winter storm warning through 6 a.m. Feb. 2, according to the National Weather Service. The agency said moderate to heavy sleet is expected Tuesday in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area and to the southwest. Average accumulations of a quarter to half-inch are expected, with isolated totals up to 1 inch.
The Texas Department of Transportation on Tuesday said crews were working to treat roadways and make icy roads passable, but advised motorists to avoid travel if possible.