FV winter storm road conditions 2.15.21

This view of the 1700 block of Fairview Boulevard around 7:30 a.m. today, Monday, Feb. 15, 2021 appears to show clear lanes of traffic, but emergency management authorities warn roads are still hazardous for travel.

Below-freezing temperatures combined with waves of winter precipitation overnight added a layer of ice and snow across Fairview.

Patches of ice caught some resident off guard Sunday morning, leading to falls and vehicles sliding into ditches. Local law enforcement and towing companies also worked numerous calls for help before the Sunday evening precipitation began to fall.

Fairview restaurants and grocery stores also heeded winter storm warnings on Sunday closing early for the safety of employees and customers. Many businesses have also opted to close today as travel conditions remain hazardous.

More sleet, freezing rain and snow is expected this morning with another round this afternoon with temperatures not forecast to reach above freezing until Wednesday.

Most government offices and facilities were already scheduled to close today in recognition of President’s Day, but additional closures have been due to the inclement weather. Those included Williamson County Library branches, County Parks and Recreation facilities, Timberland Park and the Wilkins Branch Mountain Bike Park.

State Highway Department trucks have treated Highway 100 and 96 while city workers have covered city streets. However, secondary roads slick and nonessential travel is discouraged.

Emergency personnel note that roads may appear clear, but any moisture on the roads can be in the form of ice.

If you see it necessary to travel, it is recommended you call ahead to your destination to confirm they are open.

Williamson County remains under a winter storm warning until 6 a.m. Tuesday.

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