Ice causes headache for drivers along I-35
NEW BRAUNFELS - Driver all along Interstate 35 from San Antonio to Austin dealt with a slippery mess on Tuesday.
Michael Clough walked outside of his hotel and discovered his car was covered in a blanket of ice.
"Seeing that I dropped it off yesterday and it was about 60 degrees, I'm a little bit surprised. It looks like a frosted donut right now,” Clough said. "I'm going to let it warm up and as you can see, it's going to be dropping off here, hopefully soon."
Once that obstacle was completed, the next phase was hitting the roads with possible black ice.
"I'm one of those Yankees that moved to Texas as soon as I could, so I know how to drive on this. I'm just a little bit worried about how other people are going to handle it," he said.
During the height of the storm, the City of San Marcos said crews responded to 41 accidents, involving cars that spun out and blocked the road or became inoperable after crashing.
In New Braunfels, city officials felt they dodged a bullet, but drivers still called out crews to about ten ice-related accidents.
"We just want to remind the public that on days like today, if they don't need to be out on the road, stay home and if they are on the road, be prepared, drive slowly and just take a lot of time. It could be very dangerous out there,” New Braunfels Emergency Management Coordinator Andrew Cardiel said.
Cardiel said street crews will be on standby throughout the night.