While weather in the area is improving, ice continues to make driving hazardous in some places. Denison and Sherman independent school districts made the decision in mid-afternoon Monday, to cancel classes for Tuesday.

While weather in the area is improving, ice continues to make driving hazardous in some places. Denison and Sherman independent school districts made the decision in mid-afternoon Monday, to cancel classes for Tuesday.


Sherman


From Friday to Monday, the Sherman Police Department responded to six injury accidents, 14 accidents with no injuries claimed and 220 calls for motorist assists, said Sherman Police Sgt. D.M. Hampton.


"Conditions continue to improve, however caution should still be used while traveling," Hampton said, "There are still areas that are slick. Major roads seem to be clearing off as people travel them, breaking up the ice. Side streets, and those roads less traveled still pose a threat."


On Friday, a portion of the roof of Lone Star Lanes, located in the 1400 block of South F.M. 1417 in Sherman, collapsed. This was because of overnight sleet and snow accumulations, said the Sherman Fire Department in a written statement. Nobody was hurt in the incident.


Denison


Conditions of roads in Denison are improving, said Denison PD Lt. Mike Eppler. More traveled roads, like Morton Street, have paths carved out by tires making driving easier. However, less-traveled side streets remain slick.


Denison Police responded to a few accidents over the weekend, Eppler said. Police also responded to a number of motorist assist calls concerning stuck or abandoned vehicles.


The Denison Police Department is asking residents not to drive at this time unless it is absolutely necessary, Eppler said.


At some point over the weekend, the roof of Main Street Lumber collapsed due to a build up of ice and snow.


Power Outages


The areas of Anna, Bells, Tom Bean, Westminster and Whitewright experienced a power outage Friday morning from 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., said Texas-New Mexico Power Spokesman Eric Paul.


Power outages in the area were a direct result of the winter storm. Ice builds up on power lines and equipment, causing them to fall, Paul said. Ice can also accumulate on trees, weighing them down and causing them to fall onto power lines.


Currently, the closest areas being affected by power outages are in the Paris area, Paul said early Monday afternoon.