Comal County Judge Sherman Krause temporarily lifted the burn ban today for 42 hours.
Burning is allowed through 6 a.m. Thursday.
The county also announced it will close its offices on Wednesday for the safety of the community and its employees.
“After meetings with the National Weather Service and the Texas Department of Emergency Management, county leaders determined freezing rain in our area could bring icing impacts to local roadways, making travel dangerous,” said county spokesperson Cary Zayas.
“According to the National Weather Service, a heavier round of freezing rain and embedded sleet is possible from overnight tonight through Wednesday afternoon, posing the potential for continued, substantial travel disruptions,” she said.
Road crews continue to monitor all county-maintained roadways and will treat impacted areas with de-icing material.
The public is asked to avoid travel.
Those who do venture out in vehicles are asked to pay attention to all warning signs and avoid driving around barricades.
Visit cceo.org for up-to-date information on road closures within the county and drivetexas.org for a list of closures across the state. The Comal County Sheriff’s Office and constables’ offices will continue to work to ensure public safety.
The county will update its website and social media pages as the weather event unfolds.