Looks like winter wonderland in San Marcos

SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — Mother Nature treated drivers in San Marcos to scenes from a true winter wonderland — if only for a brief time — with just a peek out of their car windows.

Little white pellets littered homes, streets and fields for miles — thanks to subfreezing temperatures and two storm systems that culminated in a wintry mix of freezing drizzle, sleet and snow in parts of Central Texas.

What came of this bout of snow and sleet that the eastern half of the viewing area dealt with was a product that looked as though it came straight from the Dippin’ Dots factory.

Other than a few flurries or a spotty pocket of afternoon drizzle, look for dry and cloudy skies for the rest of the day. Meanwhile, it will stay cold and breezy, with a high of only 38 degrees.

San Marcos roads (Sophia Beausoleil/KXAN)
San Marcos roads (Sophia Beausoleil/KXAN)


Traffic backup in San Marcos (Sophia Beausoleil/KXAN)
Traffic backup in San Marcos (Sophia Beausoleil/KXAN)

This may not be the last bout of wintry weather we may have to deal with this week.  The chance for sleet, snow and freezing rain will return Friday morning as another disturbance swings by.

Similar to Thursday, the best chance for icy conditions will happen during the morning drive.

Photos: Snow from the southern parts of Central Texas

Some of the roads between San Marcos and Giddings became a bit treacherous as the wintry mix left a layer of ice on the roads — causing quite a few crashes in Hays, Caldwell and Bastrop counties.

Rollover due to icy roads on U.S. Highway 290 & Highway 21 in Giddings (Frank Martinez/KXAN)
Rollover due to icy roads on U.S. Highway 290 & Highway 21 in Giddings (Frank Martinez/KXAN)

This pickup truck lost control at U.S. 290 and Highway 21 in Giddings and flipped.

It did not hit any other cars, and the two men inside walked away unhurt.

Bastrop County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Sissy Jones says Texas Department of Transportation crews sanded county bridges, though there were no road closures.

Jones added that a few wrecks happened at the River Bridge in Smithville — including one where the car went over the bridge. The driver was OK.

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