WINTER WEATHER TRAFFIC: Conditions in San Antonio, Hill Country

KENS 5 is tracking the latest traffic conditions as winter weather arrives in San Antonio and the Hill Country.

TEXAS, USA — NWS issued a Winter Storm Warning early Saturday morning for Bexar, Bandera, Comal, Edwards, Kendall, Kerr, Real and Val Verde counties, and lasting all the way until noon on Monday. Icy roads and potentially dangerous temperature drops are possible. KENS 5 is keeping track hour-by-hour of the latest traffic conditions as information becomes available. You can also click here for Texas’ state-wide driving conditions resource.

Latest Road Condition Updates

Saturday 10:45 p.m.: Transportation officials say that I-10 westbound is back open after closing down earlier in the evening. 

Saturday 10 p.m.: Boerne Police say both directions of I-10 are closed at the Kerr County Line. 

Saturday 10 p.m.: Schertz Police reports ice on highways, and encourages residents to refrain from road travel is possible.

Saturday 9:20 p.m.: Transportation officials say I-10 Between Comfort, Texas and U.S. 290 is now closed. Information on detours is below:

Saturday 8:45 p.m.: Transportation officials say ice has shut down the southbound U.S. 281/eastbound Loop 1604 interchange Saturday night.

Saturday 2:30 p.m.: Kerrville Police posted the following update about street condition in town and outside of town:

Update from KPD officers on the street: Most city streets are only slightly damp with some areas of patchy ice. Outside the city limits, most roads are icy. Kerrville Streets Department has done a great job sanding bridges, but traffic has displaced much of the sand they’ve put down and as ice reforms, those areas will become slick quickly. Conditions are expected to worsen overnight and tomorrow. Streets that seem okay now might not be okay soon, and we are still asking people to stay home unless they must travel. If you choose to drive, please exercise extreme caution. There is a light mist and the temperature is 26 degrees.

Saturday 1 p.m. Ice may be causing a problem at I-10 in Boerne:

Saturday 12:30 p.m. FM 1376 is currently closed to traffic in Kendall County. Boerne Police Department posted this update on its Facebook page.

UPDATE: The only road in Kendall County that has barricades is FM 1376 and it is closed to traffic. TxDOT is in the process of updating their website to reflect that closure. That does not mean other roads are ‘safe to travel.’ Many have ice on them, and travel is not encouraged. Please stay home!

Saturday 11 a.m. The Kerrville Police Department posted the following traffic update on its Facebook page regarding the closure of Highway 16:

We’ve been informed that SH 16 between Kerrville and Medina has been closed by DPS. Again, you should consider all of SH 16 unsafe for travel, and that goes for pretty much every street and road in the Hill Country. Please don’t chance it. Stay home and stay safe.  

Saturday 10:50 a.m. TxDOT is strongly discouraging travel on I-10 north of Boerne towards Kerrville if you can avoid it due to icy conditions. If travel is essential, please use extreme caution.

Saturday 10:30 a.m.– Cibolo Police Department says it is de-icing parts of FM-78 and FM-1103 and the connectors to I-10.

Saturday 10 a.m.- Interstate 10 at Exit 550 near Ralph Fair Road, north of San Antonio, is down to one lane due to slick conditions on the overpass. Below is video from that stretch of road.

Saturday 9 a.m. Roads are dangerous in Kerrville Saturday morning. A KENS 5 crew reported seeing ice on the roads and slick conditions in town.

Saturday 7 a.m.– Boerne Police Department posted the following update on its Facebook page:

Update- TXDOT has applied de icing on highway. Parts of IH10 back open in BOERNE area. It’s likely that parts of IH10 will continue to be open and closed throughout the weekend. Use caution and we will continue to post updates as we get them.

Driving Tips for Ice and Sleet:

TxDOT is encouraging everyone to stay home throughout the morning until the sun can help dry the roads. If you do have to drive, here are some tips from TxDOT:

  • Slow down. Speed limits are based on normal road and weather conditions, not winter road conditions.

  • Maintain at least three times the normal following distance on snow or ice.

  • Use extra caution on bridges, ramps, overpasses and shaded areas as they tend to freeze first.

  • If your vehicle starts to slide, ease off the gas pedal or brakes. Steer into the direction of the skid until you have regained traction. Then straighten your vehicle.

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