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Winter weather advisory in place across North Texas

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Sherman's Grand Street flyover was closed to traffic before it iced over. (KTEN) Sherman's Grand Street flyover was closed to traffic before it iced over. (KTEN)

SHERMAN, Texas -- Much of the KTEN viewing area in North Texas remained under a Winter Weather Advisory on Thursday. 

The National Weather Service said motorists should be alert for light freezing rain through early Thursday, followed by a transition to sleet or snow through Thursday evening.

Total snow and sleet accumulations could range up to to 2 inches, with an isolated 3 inch total in parts of the Red River Valley.

Cooke, Grayson, Wise, Stephens, Palo Pinto and Cooke counties are included in the advisory, which was set to expire at 6 a.m. Friday.

"Our main concern always -- anytime there's an ice event like this -- is going to be the roads, and making sure that we have our sand trucks out and sanding the areas that are most problematic," said City of Sherman spokesman Nate Strauch.

Municipal trucks were hard at work pre-treating streets Wednesday hoping to fend off some of the potential ice.

"Our sand trucks have gone out and tackled some of the bridges and overpasses around town that we know are always problematic anytime something like this happens," Strauch said.

One such spot is the Grand Street flyover. It was closed to traffic around 9 a.m. Monday. That area is usually one of the first to close due to its age and how high it is off the ground.

"They knew that this was coming, it wasn't a surprise to anybody," Strauch said. "So we have that equipment ready to go, and we'll have that continue to be ready to go throughout the rest of the week until it's resolved."

You can check road conditions at a glance on road maps for Oklahoma and Texas.

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