Nearly a dozen vehicles stuck on an Austin-area freeway due to ice

A Winter Weather Advisory was in effect in the region.

AUSTIN, Texas – Icy conditions made for treacherous travel on Wednesday evening in parts of the Lone Star State. 

Police said at least ten vehicles were stuck on an Austin-area flyover because of the ice on the freeways.

Emergency management encouraged drivers to avoid travel while officials treated roadways.

A winter storm produced rain and a variety of forms of frozen precipitation over Texas on Wednesday, and the threat is expected to continue into Thursday.


Many counties in central and northern Texas are under a Winter Weather Advisory into because of the continued threat of ice.

Meteorologists warned the freezing rain could produce a glaze on surfaces, making elevated roadways and overpasses slippery.

The chance of frozen precipitation will continue through at least Thursday evening before temperatures gradually warm over the weekend.