For the first time in a decade, snow has returned to Navarro County, giving residents a taste of winter weather that hasn't been experienced since 2010.
Wednesday night's temperatures fell into the teens and twenties across much of Navarro County, causing snow and ice to cover roadways, remained treacherous through the night.
According to updates on the Navarro County Office of Emergency Management Facebook page, primary roadways were still wet as of 3:05 a.m. Thursday morning, with temperature readings of road surfaces between 32 and 33 degrees. Almost all bridges and overpasses had slick spots on them, remaining hazardous through early morning.
Air temperatures were between 30 and 31 degrees in the early morning, with hourly National Weather Service forecasts showing the temperature to rise above freezing between 8 to 10 a.m. across Navarro County, and road conditions rapidly improving by mid morning with most of the wintery accumulations on grassy and elevated structures gone by midday.
NCOEM, along with Navarro County Sheriff’s Office, units checked roadways throughout the morning, providing updates to the school districts inquiring about road conditions.
Due to the ice on bridges and elevated roadways, there were several two-hour delays in openings throughout Navarro Country's independent school districts.
Off all Navarro County ISDs, only Mildred ISD did not experience a late start.
County Judge HM Davenport advised the Courthouse would have a delayed opening for Thursday. Additionally, per Justice of the Peace, Greta Jordan, the Justices of the Peace Offices would also experience a late Thursday opening..
Regardless of precautions and warnings, the roads have not been without accidents. Interstate 45 Southbound at the 229 was closed Thursday morning due to a major accident involving two tractor trailers. The location being near the Intersection of US 287 and I-45.
For locals wanting a return to nicer forecasts, pleasant weather will be returning this weekend, but a chance of rain also returns to the central and eastern portions of North and Central Texas on Sunday.