AUSTIN (KXAN) - Although the glass repairs at the W are necessary or safety. They do cause hassles for some who frequent the area.
Some people who planned to attend the "Wine Down Wednesday" event at ACL LIVE did not know it had been canceled because of glass problems.
"I didn't put two and two together," said Rosemary Vidaurri. She and her friends had no idea the free concert by The Trishas was canceled.
"It's disappointing to come and not get to do what you planned to do," said Holly Denney.
The teachers on summer break learned the glass replacement project at the W was the reason their plans had to change.
"I would have gone anyway I wouldn't have worried about it," said Jackie Pettigrew.
After all, the traffic delays and lane closures didn't stop them from getting to the W.
"It was really, really slow; a lot of traffic; a lot of slow-and-go and a lot of intersections blocked with traffic," said Denney.
Elsewhere on Second Street, some shops were slower than usual.
"Normally a lot more busy," said Tart Yogurt Shop employee Courtney Cutshall.
Cutshall said without the W hotel guests there was less foot traffic. She kept busy but would have preferred talking with customers.
"Very long day, very long day, so to make my day better and yours come get some yogurt," said Cutshall.
At the W, two dozen repairmen removed glass balcony panels from the top three floors. The work will continue until all the panels are removed. Although hotel guests are gone, many condo residents stayed.
And W Austin spokespeople said they will continue to provide employment and internal training to current employees while repairs are made.
Many are hopeful the dark days for the dark tower in Austin's skyline will soon be over.
"It's unfortunate and things happen and hopefully they can move on from it, do what they need to and move on," said Cutshall.
There are no events at ACL LIVE this weekend and a spokesperson said next week's Wine Down Wednesday is expected to take place as usual.
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.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside a vehicle after the child's family was involved in a fender bender, DPS said.
Austin Police are looking for a missing woman.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.
A representative at the Fayette County Sheriff's office said that Fayette County is effectively shut down due to icy conditions.