Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake crews ready sand trucks ahead of potential winter weather Dec. 9-10

The National Weather Service is predicting inclement weather in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake on Dec. 9-10. (Courtesy Fotolia)
The National Weather Service is predicting inclement weather in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake on Dec. 9-10. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The National Weather Service is predicting inclement weather in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake on Dec. 9-10. (Courtesy Fotolia)

With temperatures expected to plummet overnight, the cities of Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake are preparing for potential winter road conditions.

The National Weather Service forecasts a strong cold front making its way through North Texas during the afternoon of Dec. 9. Temperatures are expected to drop approximately 10 degrees within minutes of the cold front’s passage. Temperatures will continue to drop throughout the evening and the morning of Dec. 10, bringing with it up to an inch of rain.

The weather will create a chance of snowfall, but little to no snow accumulation is expected for most areas.

Officials with the cities of Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake confirmed public works teams are on standby with sand trucks should main bridges or roads ice.

Southlake Emergency Manager Amanda Meneses said the Texas Department of Transportation is pretreating bridges and overpasses on main thoroughfares and highways.


No other pretreatment methods are in place at this time. The National Weather Service expects little to no impact on daily traffic, but city officials will continue to monitor road conditions.

“If action is needed, we have a plan in place,” Colleyville Community Relations Manager Erin Spicer said in an email.
By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the McKinney edition.


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