City offices will be closed and travel is discouraged due to ice on most Concho Valley roads and bridges.
All offices of 1st Community Credit Union will delay opening until 9am on Wednesday.
The San Angelo Airport is closed because of icy runways until further notice.
City of San Angelo offices will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 31, because of the threat of dangerous road conditions.

City Manager Daniel Valenzuela decided late Tuesday afternoon to close City operations after consulting with Emergency Management Coordinator Steve Mild, County Judge Steve Floyd and Mayor Dwain Morrison. Mild has been in contact throughout the day with National Weather Service forecasters, who are predicting precipitation and sub-freezing temperatures tonight and into Wednesday morning.

City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, following the New Year’s Day holiday.

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) crews in the San Angelo District are treating bridges and roadways this evening and will continue working through the night. Counties reporting the most sleet and ice include Glasscock, Sterling, Runnels and Tom Green. Travel in these areas is highly discouraged until conditions improve. Multiple crashes have been reported in these counties as conditions continue to deteriorate.

 The San Angelo District includes the following counties: Glasscock, Sterling, Coke, Runnels, Reagan, Irion, Tom Green, Concho, Menard, Schleicher, Crockett, Sutton, Kimble, Edwards and Real.
Drivers are strongly encouraged to check road conditions before deciding to travel and travel is strongly discouraged.
Road conditions can be found by accessing:
Sleet, ice and freezing rain can create extremely dangerous driving conditions, which is why the Texas Department of Transportation strongly advises drivers to stay off the roads as much as possible. If drivers must be on the road, please remember to:
     - Reduce speed
     - Increase following distance
     - Use extra caution on bridges, ramps, overpasses
     - Stay back at least 200 feet from vehicles treating roadways
      -If you start to slide, ease off the gas pedal or brakes and steer in to direction of skid
     - Avoid unnecessary travel
Drivers are urged to follow these precautions:
·         Reduce speed. Speed limits are based on normal road and weather conditions, not winter road conditions. Do not use cruise control.
·         Maintain at least three times the normal following distance on snow or ice.
·         Watch carefully for personnel and equipment treating roadways, and stay at least 200 feet back from road crews.
·         Use extra caution on bridges, ramps, overpasses and shaded areas as they tend to freeze first.
·         Carry extra warm coats, gloves and boots in case you get stranded.
·         If you start to slide, ease off the gas pedal or brakes. Steer into the direction of the skid until you feel you have regained traction, then straighten your vehicle.
TxDOT road crews will continue to monitor roads 24/7 until conditions improve.

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is encouraging Texans to prepare for a strong cold front impacting parts of Texas through Friday. Forecasts indicate the possibility of sleet and freezing rain, with light ice accumulations possible in portions of Texas.

“DPS is asking Texans to prepare for winter weather as a cold front moves into areas of the state before the New Year’s holiday. Drivers may encounter freezing rain and sleet in some areas, which could create dangerous road conditions,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “Texans should continue to monitor the changing weather conditions in their area and use extra caution on roadways.”

In preparation for possible winter weather, the Texas State Operations Center – in coordination with several state agencies, including the Texas Department of Transportation, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Military Forces – will continue to monitor weather conditions and maintain close contact with National Weather Service local forecast offices across the state.

DPS offers the following tips for staying safe during this weather event:

  • Avoid unnecessary travel if possible, monitor local weather broadcasts, and follow up-to-the-minute weather conditions at http://www.weather.gov/.
  • Remember that ice forms first on bridges, overpasses and shady areas.
  • On icy roads, drive slowly, increase distance needed for stopping, and avoid using cruise control.
  • Watch for downed trees and power lines across roads. If power is out, treat all intersections as four-way stops.
  • Make sure your vehicle is properly maintained before any trip – check fluid and antifreeze levels.
  • Don’t drink and drive and buckle up everyone in the vehicle.

For more information on road conditions statewide, check www.drivetexas.org or call 800-452-9292.

In addition, here is a list of emergency supplies drivers can keep in their vehicle:

  • Blankets/sleeping bags, extra clothing, mittens, hat
  • Cell phone, radio, flashlight, extra batteries
  • First-aid kit and pocket knife
  • High-calorie nonperishable food, bottled water
  • Sack of sand or cat litter to provide traction for tires
  • Windshield scraper, tool kit, booster cables, tow rope and shovel

For additional information regarding winter weather preparedness, visit: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/threatawareness/winterStormPlanning.htm