Streets clearing, school start up in the air
While roads throughout Ennis continue to clear, further freezing weather threatens to bring on another deep freeze tonight.
Interim City Manager John Hatchel said while some residential streets remain icy, most of the city’s main thoroughfares are clear enough for traffic.
“Right now, the major streets are pretty dry,” Hatchel said.
However, he said freezing temperatures expected tonight could re-freeze remaining moisture on the roads.
The National Weather Service forecasts lows of 24 degrees tonight.
Hatchel confirmed Street Department workers did utilize the city’s sand truck.
He said there have been no reports of downed trees because of the ice.
James Sanders, EISD Assistant Superintendent, did not know as of Monday afternoon if or when classes would resume Tuesday. He said that could be an “early morning decision” made on Tuesday.
Lt. Mike Hopson, spokesman for the Ennis Police Department, said local police and firefighters have worked “too many accidents to count.”
He confirmed no one had been injured as of this time.