It's time to thaw out, Austin. The National Weather Service reports most of the Austin/San Antonio area will stay above freezing for the next seven days, with a few spots getting into the 29-32 degree range on Sunday night.
The city's final Hard Freeze Warning expired at 9 a.m. Saturday morning, and Central Texans can expect highs into the 50s as the record-breaking winter storm finally leaves the region.
For the first time in over a week, the Texas Department of Transportation's interactive map is completely clear of ice and snow warnings across Austin. The map appears to have no road closures to report as well, although KVUE reported that the right main lane of U.S. 83 will be closed in both directions from U.S. 290 to Manor Road until 3 p.m.
Although the Hard Freeze Warning is expired and the sun is quickly melting snow and ice, TxDOT Austin has yet to announce that the city's roadways are clear of hazards. The City of Austin issued a warning at 9 a.m. on Saturday that black ice may still be present, making for hazardous road conditions and slippery surfaces. The city still recommends that residents travel with caution and only go out into roadways if necessary.
Austin was under a Hard Freeze Warning overnight. This morning: 🥶 Black ice is present (thin coat of slippery ice).… https://t.co/2LgohZxMMK— City of Austin (@City of Austin) 1613832755.0
As melting snow and ice leaves the roads, Austin Public Works director Richard Mendoza said per a KXAN report that residents may also see more potholes across town due to expanding and contracting groundwater under roads.
With bluer skies ahead, TxDOT's Austin district announced Saturday morning that it will be resuming construction in several areas in the upcoming days and weeks.
These projects will result in the following closures:
- Southbound I-35 frontage road left lane closed at Stassney Lane from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
- Northbound I-35 frontage road reduced to one lane from FM 3406 to the RM 1431 exit (#256), through early 2021
- Northbound I-35 bypass lane closed at Parmer Lane through early 2021
- Northbound to southbound I-35 U-turn closed continuously at Rundberg Lane through October 2021
- Northbound I-35 to northbound US 183 flyover closed continuously- Friday, Feb. 26 from 9 p.m. through Sunday, Feb. 28 at 11 a.m.
- Northbound I-35 frontage road right lane closed from FM 1626 to Kyle Crossing through late 2021
- Northbound I-35 Posey Road exit (#199) closed until further notice
- Northbound and southbound I-35 rolling closures nightly from Williams Drive to SH 130- from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m through Sunday, Feb. 28
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