What’s Going On in Hunt County – Monday, February 23, 2015

Hello everyone!  Hope y’all are staying warm!  They cancelled the Winter Storm Warning at around 3:00 p.m., but they said that the slush that’s all over everywhere is expected to refreeze and leave a layer of black ice, leaving the roads treacherous.  So, be careful!

In the “Only in Hunt County” department, a Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper went to check up on a jack-knifed 18 wheeler, at about 6:15 this morning, at the 79-mile marker on Eastbound Interstate 30, near Royse City.  A passenger car suddenly lost control and hit a truck, and a second trooper was called out.  As they were trying to sort out the mess, another 18-wheeler jack-knifed, hit all three vehicles, corrected and drove away.  A third trooper was called out, and – deja vu! – another 18-wheeler jack-knifed and hit all three vehicles again.  They were still trying to find the truck as of 11:00 a.m. this morning; and they have a partial plate number.  So hopefully they find this guy and talk to him about everything.

As soon as the snow and ice dries off, we’re supposed to get another round tomorrow night into Wednesday morning – then we’re supposed to maybe rinse and repeat on Friday, before it warms up to a soggy 62 degrees on Sunday, whereupon everything will dry up.  The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch from late tomorrow night until Wednesday at Noon.  1-3 inch accumulations are possible, with locally higher amounts anticipated in some spots.  So, Hunt County will remain a Winter Wonderland for the remainder of the week.

That’s all for now.  Hope you guys stay warm, stay dry, stay safe and stay out of trouble!