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Weak front just south of I-10 with little change in temperature. Look for areas of fog tonight especially south of the boundary. Otherwise look for highs in the 80's and lows in the 60's the next several days and nights. Next upper disturbance will pass north of the area late Thursday with once again the best dynamics north of SE Texas. ...
Drivers navigate icy bridge
BEAUMONT/ORANGE COUNTY - By Justin Hinton, KFDM News
Icy roads halted traffic in the westbound direction of the Purple Heart Memorial Bridge Friday.
Some drivers said they were stuck on the bridge for hours.
Fifty miles in three hours, said one driver, and he said it was terrible.
Others tried to use the service road to avoid some of the traffic but DPS troopers blocked it off to make room for a de-icing truck.
A representative with the Transportation Department said the truck never made it because there were other roads to maintain.
Crews were able to lay down de-icing material on the eastbound side of the bridge which allowed traffic to flow.