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Snow day in Burnet

It’s not often you can go sledding in the Highland Lakes, but several people did Sunday, Jan. 10, after a cold front brought up to several inches of snow, including in the Shady Grove community of Burnet. Photo courtesy of Grace Gates

The Highland Lakes got a coating of snow Sunday, Jan. 10, after a cold front moved across Central Texas. The amount ranged from a light dusting to several inches in some parts, enough to build a snowman and go sledding.

Weather conditions caused some headaches as police and fire departments responded to reports of cars sliding off the road and wrecks.

On Monday, Burnet Consolidated Independent School District canceled classes, while Marble Falls ISD delayed normal operations for two hours. Llano ISD students aren’t scheduled to return from the Christmas break until Tuesday. 

By Monday morning, most of the snow had melted away as temperatures rose above 32 degrees. However, expect lows below freezing overnight into Tuesday as well as Wednesday night before the area warms up later in the week with sunshine and highs in the mid-60s on Thursday and upper 50s on Friday.

According to the National Weather Service, the Highland Lakes will see “patchy, freezing fog” on Monday night into early Tuesday. 

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