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Cold, wet and slick roads for the morning commute

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Temperatures stayed just above freezing in the Austin area overnight Sunday into early Monday morning, scaling back the threat of ice, for now.

Roadways in the area are still wet and slick, and officials urge drivers to use caution during their morning commute.

Transportation crews prepped early for the winter weather. In Austin, workers spread de-icing materials on the roads to stay ahead of problem areas. Even though there is no ice on the roads, drivers should move slowly, leave plenty of space between neighboring vehicles and plan routes ahead of time.

There could be still be rain with some freezing rain and sleet, but any accumulation in the area will be light, according to YNN Chief Meteorologist Burton Fitzsimmons. A winter weather advisory is now in effect until noon today.

Expect Monday to stay wet much of the day with temps capping out in the upper 30s to near 40.

Another potential for wintry mix comes Monday night, with less precipitation expected, but freezing temps could allow for sleet, freezing rain and perhaps even snow in the Hill Country.

Here’s a list of school delays in effect for Monday:

• Austin ISD will operate on a normal schedule, but tardies will be excused.
• Eanes ISD will operate on a normal schedule, but district officials will monitor conditions as the day continues.
• West ISD classes and bus routes operate with a two-hour delay.
• Belton ISD administrative offices open with a two-hour delay.
• Killeen ISD, Killeen and Temple city offices on two-hour delay.
• Fort Hood has cancelled physical training, civilian workers will start work at 10 a.m., soldiers and airmen will begin work at 11 a.m.

Visit YNN's Weather Page for the latest forecasts, and tune in to channels 8 and 1508 on Time Warner Cable for weather every 10 minutes.

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