County Roads in Better Shape Than City's - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

County Roads in Better Shape Than City's

The February Freeze continues to plague Wichita Falls drivers with slick, icy roads. But, folks who live in outlying areas are faring much better.

Most roads in Iowa Park and Electra are in pretty good shape. While there are patches of ice along side streets, drivers are enjoying mostly dry main roads. West of Wichita Falls 287 is clear and dry all the way to Electra. Even county roads like Hwy. 25 and Hwy. 370 are nearly completely dry.

But, drivers in outlying communities are still facing problems with snow and ice. Electra City Administrator Stephen Giesbrecht said many who live out in the county rely on Wichita Falls to do their shopping. It's the icy roads in town, he said, that have many drivers staying home.

Wichita County Road Foreman for Precinct 4 Robert Davis said that's a good idea for now. "I'd shop locally if I could," he said. "I know Walmart's got the better prices but, right now, I don't know that better price is worth it or not."

While many roads throughout the county are in good shape, there is still a danger of ice and Davis recommended drivers still be careful. "If you don't have to get out in it," he said, "it'd be better off staying home where it's warm." If you get stranded in weather like this, he said, "you're gonna freeze."

Tim Barnosky, Newschannel 6.

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Director: FBI won't repeat mistakes noted in watchdog report

    Director: FBI won't repeat mistakes noted in watchdog report

    Monday, June 18 2018 2:40 PM EDT2018-06-18 18:40:23 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 5:43 AM EDT2018-06-19 09:43:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, left, and FBI Director Christopher Wray wait to testify as the Senate Judiciary Committee examines the internal report of the FBI's Clinton email probe and the role ...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, left, and FBI Director Christopher Wray wait to testify as the Senate Judiciary Committee examines the internal report of the FBI's Clinton email probe and the role ...
    The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says the Justice Department has a "serious credibility problem.".
    The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says the Justice Department has a "serious credibility problem.".
  • Investigators say DNA database can be goldmine for old cases

    Investigators say DNA database can be goldmine for old cases

    Saturday, June 16 2018 12:19 PM EDT2018-06-16 16:19:01 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 5:22 AM EDT2018-06-19 09:22:33 GMT

    Some private investigators and genealogy experts want to use the same DNA-tracking system that identified the suspected Golden State Killer to solve decades-old murder and missing-person cases.

    Some private investigators and genealogy experts want to use the same DNA-tracking system that identified the suspected Golden State Killer to solve decades-old murder and missing-person cases.

  • HPT Duncan: Chisholm Trail Heritage Center & Garis Gallery of the American West

    HPT Duncan: Chisholm Trail Heritage Center & Garis Gallery of the American West

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:57 AM EDT2018-06-19 04:57:44 GMT
    (Source:KAUZ)(Source:KAUZ)

    The Chisholm Trail Heritage Center and Garis Gallery of the American West show what life was like for cowboys who embarked on the cattle drive 150 years ago.

    The Chisholm Trail Heritage Center and Garis Gallery of the American West show what life was like for cowboys who embarked on the cattle drive 150 years ago.

Powered by Frankly