Tuesday got off to a rough start for Brown County as residents awoke to a dreary day of numbing cold, gray skies and icy roads that prompted the closings of area schools, some businesses and the Brown County Courthouse.
In Early, first responders revived a man with CPR after he slipped on the ice and hit his head, Early Police Chief David Mercer said.
The man had no pulse or heartbeat when first responders arrived outside the Early High School Big Room, where the man and his son had planned to go to practice baseball, Mercer said.
The man, who Mercer said is probably around 45, was breathing and conscious when Guardian EMS transported him to Brownwood Regional Medical Center.
Mercer said the man was being evaluated at the hospital. He had no further details on the man's condition.
The National Weather Service in San Angelo was forecasting a chance of freezing drizzle Tuesday night and patchy, freezing fog Wednesday morning. Wednesday's high is expected to be around 55.
Thursday is expected to be better — the high is forecast at 70, and Friday's high is expected to be 67, meteorologist Patrick Doll said.
Expect a "real nice weekend," Doll said, with highs in the upper 70s on Saturday and Sunday.