Winter Weather Advisory in Effect Monday; Austin ISD Operating as Normal
Update 8:55 a.m.: Capitol Metro has ended its detours and returned to regular routes.
Police in Pflugerville and Cedar Park are reporting icy conditions on bridges and overpasses in the area.
Update 7:25 a.m.: The National Weather Service reports light icing in towns northwest of Austin, stretching from Cedar Park to Kerrville.
Area schools continue to publish updates to today's class schedule:
- Burnet CISD will cancel classes today. All BCISD schools and offices are closed, and all afterschool activities have been canceled.
- Marble Falls ISD will also cancel all classes today.
- All other area schools, including Austin ISD, will operate on a regular schedule.
Monday morning update 5:15 a.m.: Some area school districts are delaying the start of classes this morning because of the possibility of wintry weather:
Capitol Metro is implementing some detours because of the expended inclement weather.
Some airlines have canceled flights out of Austin-Bergstrom International, including a handful of flights to Dallas scheduled to depart throughout the day. Many flights out of Dallas-Fort Worth have also been canceled. You can check the status of Austin departures here.
Earlier: The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for parts of Central Texas beginning early Monday.
Freezing rain was affecting parts of the Hill Country overnight and could start moving into areas west of Austin around 3 a.m. Monday. The Weather Service expects light freezing rain, with possible accumulations of less than 1/10 of an inch on bridges, overpasses and elevated roads.
In Austin, the precipitation is expected to begin around 10 a.m. and continue through the afternoon.
The winter weather advisory is posted for 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday.
Austin ISD said at around 9:30 p.m. Sunday that it would operate on a normal schedule Monday.
AISD will operate on a regular schedule Monday. Monitoring weather and will post notices about any changes in schedules for Tuesday.— Austin ISD (@AustinISD) February 23, 2015
Manor ISD said it would run on its regular late-start Monday schedule.
Other districts, including Eanes ISD, said they would wait until morning to make the call about whether to delay or cancel school. They were asking parents to monitor their website and social media early Monday morning.
Capital Metro said it would detour some of its bus routes to avoid elevated roads and overpasses, including along routes 2, 275, 331 and 350.