(Seguin) -- Tuesday's Winter Storm is to blame for a number of local accidents, one involving a city of Seguin emergency vehicle. Seguin Police Deputy Chief Bruce Ure started his day early warning residents to stay off the roadways especially along Interstate 10.
Ure says by mid day, at least eight vehicles had been involved in an accident along the icy roadway.
"Most of our accidents are what we call low speed because they're going very slow but they just lose control and slide off the freeway and many of them are overturning and rolling. We've just been very, very fortunate that we haven't had any major accidents. They've all been minor. We've had one ambulance, a Seguin Fire Department ambulance that was involved in a minor accident. It occurred on an overpass, on a real icy patch on an overpass and over Austin Street but that's the only city fleet that we've had at this point," said Ure.
Emergency crews also spent most of the day helping to clear off at least four 18-wheelers stuck in the ice. Ure says Interstate 10 traffic at some moments was moving 5 to 10 miles per hour as crews worked to clean up accidents and divert traffic onto access roads.
The threat of icy conditions and warnings began on Monday, and that's when area schools, including Seguin, Navarro and Marion ISD's all began to cancel classes. Many local businesses also closed or shut their doors early.
A winter weather mix that included sleet was reported mid-morning. It followed with freezing temperatures holding steady in the upper 20s throughout most of the day. A few snow flurries were also reported throughout the area.
Today's weather will not be as cold. However, highs will remain in the upper 30s. A hard freeze is again expected tonight with lows in the lower 20s.