Editor's note: This article has been amended to reflect the correct times the school zone is active.

A new school zone is in operation near Cottonwood Creek Elementary and Hutto Middle School as of Aug. 15.

While active, the school zone reduces the speed limit to 35 miles per hour along the section of Limmer Loop from Westfield and Anderson streets to Sherman Street and Exchange Boulevard.

The school zone is active on school days from 7:15-9 a.m. and 2:30-4:30 p.m. Further, cell phone use is prohibited within the school zone.

Aug. 15 was the first day of school for Hutto ISD students.