Roads were barely visible in Somervell County Thursday as a severe winter storm blew in, covering the area with inches of white snow.
The National Weather Service (NWS) reported one inch of raw snowfall and three inches of snow depth at its National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center in Granbury on Christmas Eve.
The average temperature was a chilly 32 degrees, often freezing patches of local roads. Fourteen accidents were reported on Thursday, three with injuries. Another four were reported on Christmas Day, with two collisions resulting in injuries.
Just as the evidence from Thursday’s storm began to melt away, a second winter storm blew in Tuesday, bringing 24 hours of ice, rain and snow.