How the winter storm affects the Brazos Valley region.
BRAZOS COUNTY, Texas — There’s no doubt winter weather has hit the Brazos Valley, but we’re not seeing the same effects as others in the Lone Star State. This storm system dumped snow and ice over northern, western and central Texas, closing roads and making driving nearly impossible.
Here in the Brazos Valley, some areas are seeing slippery roads and the situation is expected to get worse by the end of Thursday. Here are the latest updates:
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6:30 p.m. Bryan Fire crews are working on an apartment fire on Navidad Street. The call for help came just before 6:30 p.m. and there were reports of flames coming from the attic. Learn more here.
5:30 p.m. A tractor-trailer jackknifed on the Raymond Stotzer Easterwood Airport overpass (looking east). College Station PD is on site assisting the driver.
Bryan PD reports several instances of icy roads, most being on or near bridges. Stay off the road and only travel if necessary.
5:00 p.m. – Harvey Mitchell PKWY and Wellborn continue to be a significant problem area. At least five cars were reportedly involved in an accident in this area. Law enforcement and first responders are on scene.
4:30 p.m.– Harvey Mitchell was stopped near the Millican exit due to ice problems on the overpass.
Waller County Judge Trey Duhon reported freezing conditions on 290 overpasses and bridges in Waller County. He asks people to avoid overpasses and bridges at this time due to the ice.
4:15 p.m. – Major accident reported on Harvey Mitchell and Wellborn Road. Drive safely.
4 p.m. – College Station – While there isn’t much ice buildup or freezing rain on the roads yet, once daylight begins to fade, meteorologist Bob French says it will begin to form.
Authorities report that Wellborn Road is already becoming slippery and there are reports of minor accidents on Highway 21 so far.
Remember, slow down. If you don’t have to drive, don’t. A truck or SUV or 4WD vehicle doesn’t have magic wings when it comes to icy road conditions. Leave enough space between you and the car in front of you. You will have to drive defensively.
3 p.m. – Easterwood Airport Update – Airport officials said the only flights out of College Station scheduled today are heading to DFW Airport. Since American is closed out of DFW because North Texas has snow and ice, no flights are leaving Easterwood.
Airport officials said Easterwood would resume flights as destination airports become open and operational. As for the conditions at Easterwood, officials say they don’t see too many problems on the tracks with ice buildup, however, those conditions could change as night falls.
2:00 p.m. – Texas A&M Campus, Wellborn Road – So far, the road appears to be ice-free, but these conditions are expected to change quickly as the day progresses. Traffic authorities are urging you to slow down, take it easy, and reach your destination without putting yourself or other drivers in a difficult situation.
Remember that our law enforcement and first responders must respond to these accidents and their lives are also in danger as they are on the icy roads. Be careful and drive carefully.