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In the video above, YNN Meteorologist Adam Krueger reports on Austin’s slick roads Fridaiy morning. Then, our own Bonnie Gonzalez mastered the art of making a snowball as the white stuff came down.

A white Christmas may be out of the picture, but Fredericksburg woke up to a white January Friday morning.

Just after 5 a.m., a burst of snow moved through the Central Texas town, located about 80 miles west of Austin. There's just enough snow sticking to the ground to make a snowball, but there hasn't been enough to close roadways through downtown Fredericksburg.

The Capital City didn't see any of the white stuff, but did see sleet pellets and rain in time for the early morning commute. The ice didn't stick to the streets, but drivers did have to deal with slick wet roads.

A winter weather advisory continues in the Hill Country counties of Burnet and Gillespie until noon.

Some parts of Texas have already been blanketed with snow. Reports say up to 10 inches of snow fell in West Texas, which forced roadways, including Interstate-10 between El Paso County and Van Horn to close. Also, forecasters say as much as eight inches of snow fell in the mountains near Fort Stockton.

Another disturbance takes aim at Texas early next week. Check back with YNN weather online and Weather on the 8s for the latest. Send us your weather photos to YNN Austin on Facebook.

YNN’s Russell Wilde captures the excitement around the rare winter weather in Fredericksburg in the video below.

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