With weather going from bad to worse Thursday, the fear of accidents on icy roads gripped Erath County residents almost as bad as the cold winter snap.

The Texas Department of Transportation said while there was ice on several Erath County roads, none had been closed as of press time. They will, however, be out working to ensure that the roads stay as clear as possible and will sand as it is needed.

“There were hardly any accidents in the city as of 2:50 p.m.,” according to Stephenville Police Chief Halsell.

As snow blanketed the area, officers patrolled the city and assisted a few stranded motorists.

Meanwhile, sheriff’s deputies worked several accidents in the county — at one point, working three at one time.

A representative with the Texas Department of Public Safety said troopers worked eight to 10 weather-related crashes by late afternoon.

Law enforcement officials said all departments will be on patrol during the wet weather. They advise residents to drive safely, if at all.