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Icy roads cause accidents, prompt delays and closures

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Wise County road conditions deteriorated rapidly after 5 p.m. Monday. Roads wet from a mist and light rain that fell throughout the day began freezing after sunset, and accidents have been reported across the county, although none with serious injuries. Roads have been described on the police scanner as “a solid sheet of ice,” and the northbound lanes of U.S. 287 were shut down near Rhome after at least three 18-wheelers jackknifed. Weather conditions have prompted the following delays and closures for Tuesday, Feb. 11: (Updated: 8:04 a.m.  02/11/14)

Alvord ISD : Closed

Boyd ISD: Closed

Bridgeport ISD: Closed

Chico ISD: Closed

Decatur ISD: Closed

Northwest ISD: Closed

Paradise ISD: Closed

Slidell ISD: Closed

Victory Christian Academy: Closed

Weatherford College (all campuses): Closed

Wise County Appraisal District: Opening at 10 a.m.

Wise County offices: Opening at 10 a.m.

The county remains under a freezing rain advisory until 6 p.m. Tuesday.