AUSTIN (KXAN) - Thousands of athletes are in Austin, and ready to run in a major track meet.
The 86th annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays started Wednesday at the University of Texas.
The event brings in athletes from high schools and colleges around the country to compete.
Wednesday's events included the women's Heptathlon and the men's Decathlon. The meet runs through Saturday.
The Texas Relays also bring a big boost to Austin's economy.
The four-day competition brings in 45,000 athletes and their fans every year. The total economic impact is more than $8 million dollars for the city of Austin.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A representative at the Fayette County Sheriff's office said that Fayette County is effectively shut down due to icy conditions.
The Austin City Council is set to vote Thursday on design changes for the Auditorium Shores Dog Park.
Bryce Petty threw touchdown passes on the first two drives of the second half for No. 9 Baylor and the Bears won their first Big 12 title and a Fiesta Bowl berth with a 30-10 victory over No. 23 Texas on Saturday.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.