WEST, Texas (KXAN) - Over the past few days, road blocks have been inching back, closer to the explosion site.
Still, many people who live beyond these points cannot go home.
Residents still looking for answers packed a town hall meeting Tuesday night as city leaders shed some light on the current situation.
Maps were shown of restricted areas, and tips for dealing with insurance companies and where to go for help were shared with residents.
"You know, what's going on with the town? Tamzinna Sutterfield said. "I'd like to help out as far as getting the place cleaned up."
Sutterfield was fortunate to have her home to go back to. Others closer to the blast are still shut out.
"I do have a couple of friends and a family member who are waiting to get back in their homes," she said.
Earlier Tuesday, investigators announced they still do not know what caused the fire and the explosion. They did however rule out natural causes.
Also, the state fire marshals office says a theory pointing toward a nearby rail car as the trigger is not the case.
City leaders also assured evacuated homes are safe.
"We have more than enough security patrol from agencies throughout the state to take care of it," Mayor Pro Tem Steve Vanek said. "Please, please, please, do not worry about anything at your home."
The physical damage left behind is still scattered across the town. Several homes remain boarded up and empty.
Even as signs of progress pop up, residents hope the outpouring of help continues.
"People may forget about us, but even a month or two down the road, people are still going to need help then," Sutterfield said. "Especially with the rebuilding and stuff, because it's going to be along process…gonna take a while."
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg heads to court this week as a defendant in a civil trial that could oust her from office.
A 55-year-old man died in a single-vehicle crash just after midnight Monday morning near Lakeway.
More than 100 trees covered in lights now shine bright throughout Zilker Park. The Trail of Lights is open for another season.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside of a vehicle which lost control during the icy conditions, DPS said.
Travis County non-profit Center for Child Protection will benefit next March from an all day fundraiser at the Circuit of the Americas that will see plenty of donors racing on the track.
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.