City, TxDOT work to combat ice

By Matt Ward —

Icy road conditions have proved hazardous to Gillespie County drivers over the past week as two separate ice storms caused around 30 accidents reported between Thursday evening and Tuesday afternoon, with one head-on collision resulting in the death of a 42-year-old Kerrville woman.


Lieutenant Brian Pehl from the Gillespie County Sheriff’s Office reported seven ice-related accidents on both Thursday and Friday, with an additional six incidents of cars sliding off the road with no damage reported on Friday.

Two accidents were also reported by the sheriff’s office on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the Fredericksburg Police Department reported ice-related accidents on Friday and Tuesday as one incident of a car sliding into a fence was reported on each day.

“There were more than the normal amount (of accidents last week),” an Emergency Services spokesperson said. “More than likely, most of them were ice-related.”

No sand on county roads

While city residents were greeted with sanded-down bridges and roadways on their daily commute Friday morning, many Gillespie County residents were disappointed to see a lack of sand on major thoroughfares.

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