Work crews pre-treat San Antonio interstate ahead of approaching cold front

Megan Armstrong San Antonio News

Dec. 29, 2020Updated: Dec. 29, 2020 10:23 a.m.

Work crews prepped a San Antonio-area interstate for ice Tuesday ahead of an approaching cold front.

Texas Department of Transportation crews pre-treated Interstate 10 from Loop 1604 to the Kerr County line northwest of the city. Officials advised drivers to watch for the crews, who were spreading brine to prevent snow from freezing to the road.

A cold front threatens to bring a wintry mix to the San Antonio area Wednesday afternoon through Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

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The forecast calls for a mix of rain and snow across the Hill Country, with accumulations ranging from a dusting to 2 inches of snow. While northern Val Verde and Edwards counties could see 2 to 4 inches of snow, Kerrville is expected to get less than an inch.

A cold front threatens to bring a wintry mix to the San Antonio area Wednesday afternoon through Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

A cold front threatens to bring a wintry mix to the San Antonio area Wednesday afternoon through Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

National Weather Service

Along the Interstate 35 corridor, forecasters predict the precipitation will remain a cold rain instead of snow. San Antonio could see over an inch of rain, while the eastern portion of Bexar County falls within the area for strong to severe storms.

The National Weather Service said a winter weather advisory could be issued Tuesday evening or Wednesday.

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