Rough weather for holiday travelers - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/24/09

Rough weather for holiday travelers

By Katie Bauer - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - "It's rough out there, there are a lot of cars stranded," said one motorist.

Thursday morning snow blanketed the South Plains, some Lubbock areas saw up to seven inches. Hundreds of cars were stranded along roadways, and at times the visibility was zero.

Snow plows worked overtime trying to keep up with the winter blast.

"Earlier it was just horrible, you couldn't see anything," said another traveler. 

"There's quite a few people stranded out here. There's a lot of people helping them out tough, they are getting out pretty quick," said one motorist. 

And if you were trying to fly out of Lubbock, or trying to fly in, Thursday was not a good day.

Only a couple of flights were able to make it into Lubbock, but those trying to leave didn't have much luck.

"It doesn't look too good. We'll get there eventually," said one air traveler. 

"I think the airport was just like the city. I don't think anybody knew what was coming," said another traveler. 

The snow seems to be over for now, but while the weather may improve, driving conditions are only going to get worse.

The afternoon sun, helped melt a lot of the snow, but by sun down prepare for it to become all ice again.

"I've come through here for the last 20 years and it hasn't been like this ever," said a traveler. 

Motorists are urged to stay home and not get out if they do not have to.  If you are flying out of Lubbock Friday be sure to check your flights.

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