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Ice & Sleet Fall Early In Some North Texas Counties

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) - Just hours after midnight on Wednesday snowplows were out working in some North Texas counties.

It wasn't 2:00 a.m. and a snow plow was already busy clearing the road on Highway 281 in northwest Jack County.

Just outside of the metroplex, in Archer County, roads were covered with sleet and ice continued to fall in the early morning hours.

Fearing the threat of freezing rain and sleet, crews with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) were out Monday and Tuesday pre-treating roads with brine.

As of 5:00 a.m. Wednesday everything from drizzle to light rain was falling in some parts of the metroplex, but there were no ice concerns on the roadways. An 18-wheeler did crash and topple over on US 175 near Bexar Street in Dallas, but it isn't known if the accident was weather related.

Temperatures in Wise County were flirted near the freezing mark and mixed precipitation was reported. As that front continued to move, Denton County was expected to soon be impacted.

In Bryson, Texas -- about 75 miles northwest of Fort Worth -- it was all snow falling. Parking lots and vehicles were covered with snow. As of 6:00 a.m. the accumulations were light, but the flurries were still falling.

Forecasters say parts of northwestern Texas could see between 4 and 8 inches of snow.

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