KERRVILLE - Kerrville neighbors woke up to a winter wonderland early Friday morning as sleet and snow flurries coated cars and covered the grass.
The snow added up to a half-inch accumulation in downtown Kerrville or more in other areas. Kerrville Police said no accidents were reported as the wintry mix moved through in the overnight hours.
"I got up early and got a glimpse and got that little kid feeling," Chris Christopherson said. "It's nice to have snow and I'm glad it's not stuck to the road."
A spontaneous snowball fight erupted outside a restaurant among several families who had driven in just to see the snow.
"It looked really awesome but I didn't think it was going to last long," Jeffrey Nicholson said.
He and several others hit the road at 3 a.m. in Houston to see the unusual sight.
"If it would be snowing now, it would be great! It's been awhile since we have seen so much snow," Dave Nicholson said. He said they would probably drive farther west to see more snow.
Kerrville city crews were patrolling the city in the early morning hours but didn't find any trouble spots. TxDot crews spread a kind of gravel called chat onto bridges on Interstate 10 to prevent them from freezing. The highway remained open without any issues.