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February 4th, 2011
Updated: More than 150 wrecks reported overnight in Hays County

A semi-truck sits on its side after it lost control Friday morning along Interstate 35 in Buda. The driver was ejected from the cab but did not suffer any injuries. The Kyle-Buda area received at least one inch of snow overnight, according to the National Weather Service. PHOTO by SEAN KIMMONS

Kyle resident Richard Bueno puts the finishing touches on a small snowman outside his home. PHOTO by SEAN KIMMONS

UPDATED 11:44 a.m. FEB 4: As of 9 a.m., the Hays County Sheriff’s office spokesperson said that there have been more than 150 vehicle wrecks in the county overnight, most of them due to the inclement weather. She did not believe any involved fatalities or serious injury.


The city of San Marcos, Hays County and Texas State University are closed Friday, Feb. 4 due to hazardous road conditions from overnight ice, sleet and snow.

Emergency management officials are monitoring local conditions. I 35 and Ranch Road 12 in San Marcos were closed intermittently overnight and more than 100 wrecks were reported in San Marcos and Hays County.

Officials urged residents to stay off the roads until snow and ice melts. Freezing conditions are expected to last until at least noon.

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