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Officials 'strongly advise' against road travel in Panhandle, South Plains

From Texas Department of Transportation:

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) are strongly advising no travel today in the Texas panhandle and south plains region.

Blowing and drifting snow, along with wind gusts of up to 60 mph, has reduced visibility to near zero on area roadways, and snow drifts are forming over the driving and passing lanes.  DPS and TxDOT have closed the following roadways in the Texas panhandle:

  • Interstate 40 from New Mexico to Oklahoma
  • Interstate 27 from Amarillo to Lubbock
  • US 54 from New Mexico to Oklahoma
  • US 87/287 from Amarillo to Oklahoma state line
  • US 287 from Amarillo to Clarendon

The Texas National Guard is being deployed to the area to assist stranded motorists. TxDOT crews are out plowing areas in cities and towns where visibility is better, but rural and out-lying operations have been suspended until visibility improves. 

For roadway conditions, go to www.drivetexas.org.

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