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Snowy roads force drivers to answer the question- to drive or not to drive?

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Posted at 9:32 PM, Jan 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-11 11:08:42-05

BELTON, TX — Snow dumped into Central Texas for most of the day Sunday and forced many drivers to answer a question for-to drive or not to drive?

From Waco to Killeen and beyond, the roads of I-35 and I-14 quickly showed risks of cars slipping and sliding.

Marquisha and Trayvon Prophet, Houston natives, learned a lot about driving through the snow Sunday.

"Honestly, I feel like I was in a snow globe," Marquisha Prophet said "But it's important to be safe, make sure you have enough grip on your tires if you really want to be out here in the snow today."

Good tires and salt trucks can do the trick, but as TxDOT employees coat the roads with brine, other drivers still wanted to stay off the road.

"It's not safe," Miguel and Alondra Valdez said as they had a snowball fight in front of the Bell County Courthouse.

They came to visit Central Texas on a short getaway but didn't think they'd be greeted with snow. This has made them think to extend their vacation just one more day.

"We might as well spend the extra money to stay safe then chance it," Miguel Valdez said.

As the day turns into the beginning of the week, the snow on the roads might turn to ice. Wanting to wait for that to melt too, the Valdez's will continue their snowball fights.

"It's just smart. There's no... there's no rush," Alondra Valdez said.