Snow blankets S.A.; Power outages spread across city
Moderate snowfall reached the San Antonio metro area around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, the first significant snow seen in the city in many years.
It prompted residents to send KENS 5 hundreds of photos and videos documenting what for many is a very rare experience.
The snow continued off and on through the evening.
CPS Energy reported about 88,000 customers had lost power due to the storm as of 10:15 p.m. The number was cut down to less than 80,000 shortly after midnight as CPS continued to restore power throughout the night and into the morning.
Around 7 a.m. Friday, power outages were significantly reduced to about 10,000 CPS customers.
According to the National Weather Service, a freeze warning was issued starting at midnight and going until 9 a.m. Friday for San Antonio and several counties throughout South and Central Texas. The freeze warning expired, as temperatures were expected to rise to the 50s in the San Antonio metro area Friday afternoon.
They say that wet roads may freeze overnight and create dangerous black ice conditions especially on bridges, overpasses, and secondary roadways.
Here is a look at your morning commute Friday, as San Antonio's major school districts remained open.
Temperatures were expected to reach as low as 25 degrees in some areas, killing crops and other sensitive vegetation.
The freeze warning applies to the following counties:
Burnet, Williamson, Val Verde, Bandera, Kendall, Blanco, Hays, Travis, Bastrop, Lee, Kinney, Uvalde, Medina, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Caldwell, Fayette, Maverick, Zavala, Frio, Atascosa, Wilson, Karnes, Gonzales, De Witt, Lavaca and Dimmit.
So if you live in any of those counties or are planning on traveling through any of those counties, heed this warning and be safe in your travels.