At least seven people were hurt Friday when more than a dozen vehicles wrecked before dawn on an Interstate 30 bridge over Lake Ray Hubbard in dense fog.
Much of the bridge was closed for hours. Two eastbound lanes reopened around midafternoon, but the westbound lanes remained closed Friday evening.
Seven people were transported to hospitals for treatment of injuries not believed to be life-threatening, a Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman said.
A dense fog advisory was in effect at the time.
At least six semi-tractor-trailers and eight passenger vehicles were part of the crashes, damaging about 500 feet of concrete barriers, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Transportation said.
The fog lifted by 8 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.
Rain was scattered across the region throughout the day. Dallas/Fort Worth Airport recorded 0.11 of rain. But the storms moved east by midevening.
“Saturday and Sunday should be beautiful,” said Jesse Moore, a meteorologist with the Fort Worth office of the National Weather Service.
The chilly temperatures that gripped the area earlier in the week are memories, and although two cold fronts will pass through the region Friday and Sunday, the air behind those fronts will not be as cold, Moore said.
“The current pattern is where most of the cold air is dammed up in the north and in Canada, so we’ll continue to see above-normal temps,” Moore said.
No rain is forecast for next week, nor are extremely cold temperatures, Moore said.
Saturday should be mostly sunny with lows in the upper 30s and highs in the upper 60s, and Sunday should be about the same with lows in the lower 40s and highs in the lower 70s with mostly sunny skies, Moore said.
Staff writer Mitch Mitchell contributed to this report, which includes information from The Associated Press.