Ice storm aftermath lingers

Road conditions in southern Denton County improved slightly on Sunday afternoon as temperatures inched about freezing for the first time since Thursday in the aftermath of a major ice storm.

However, the overnight refreezing of icy slush on the roads and still-slick neighborhood streets prompted every Denton County school district to close their doors again today.

Drivers are urged to use extreme caution in the morning because of the potential for black ice, which appears as dry pavement. Ice on bridges and overpasses is also a concern.

Although classes are not in session, there will be action on the high school gridiron as football playoff games moved from Friday and Saturday will go on today as scheduled per the University Interscholastic League.

Those who braved the roads over the weekend to restock the fridge found many grocery store shelves bare, especially in the dairy and meat departments.

As many area children and adults enjoyed hitting the icy hills and slopes over the weekend on their sleds, a Highland Village teen was seriously injured in a sledding accident on Friday.

Flower Mound firefighters kept busy on Sunday morning dealing with a suspected chimney fire at a home in the 3100 block of Sagebrush that caused damage to the second floor and attic.

The weather outlook this week calls for slightly warmer temperatures during the day and cold nights, so it may be several more days before what some are referring to as “Icepocalypse 2013” becomes a memory.

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