TxDOT grader sighted on 377; icy conditions still dangerous

As of mid-afternoon Saturday, icy streets in Granbury with high traffic volume such as West Pearl and South Morgan were passable – with extreme caution – even for those without four-wheel drive vehicles, thanks to driving ruts that go down to the pavement in many of those areas. However, by 5 p.m. driving conditions in the city already seemed to be rapidly deteriorating as temperatures were dropping once again. Even even minor inclines were all but impossible to scale, and officials recommend staying home unless travel is absolutely necessary. A TxDOT road grader was spotted just before 5 p.m. Saturday using its blade to push accumulated ice off the roadway on the lake bridge on Highway 377 West, heading east. One employee at a Granbury business on Highway 377 reported hearing that residents of most, if not all, subdivisions in the county are unable to safely get out. Some businesses in town remain closed. Tonight’s local forecast, from the National Weather Service, is for a low of 17 with some areas experiencing fog well into Sunday morning. Sunday’s high temperature is predicted at 34 and partly sunny.