Winter weather warning
The Fort Worth Office of the National Weather Service has issued a winter weather warning for the local area, including Erath County, from 3 p.m. Dec. 13through 9 a.m. Dec. 14.
The advisory was issued Wednesday morning and states that travel could be difficult for drivers on Thursday night and Friday morning, especially on those driving up elevated surfaces.
Predictions for the area include a mix of rain and heavy snow. This will possibly transition into wet snow at times.
The report states there might be as much as 2 to 5 inches of snow accumulation.
The winter weather is also expected to bring wind gusts between 40 and 50 miles per hour, which could bring down tree branches and impact travel.
The Department of Public Safety recently issued a release urging safe travel during winter weather.
“As we know all too well, Texas weather can change in an instant,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw in the release. “Every year, Texas faces serious dangers brought on by winter weather conditions, including freezing temperatures, ice, sleet and even snow.”
The release encouraged drivers to prepare their vehicles for the winter by checking the battery, windshield wipers (including appropriate freeze resistant-fluid), tire pressure, tire tread and fluid levels, as well as taking time to lubricate door and trunk locks to prevent freezing.