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Update: Winter Storm Slams Texoma

Photo credit: Mike Hendren

Snowfall has tapered off across Texoma.  Totals range from 3 inches to 6 inches with isolated areas in our western counties and in northeastward toward Lawton seeing even higher totals.

TxDot crews will continue to work on clearing roads, however the slushy snow left behind will refreeze overnight, making your morning commute slow and dangerous.

Anyone who does not need to travel tonight and tomorrow should stay in and avoid the roads altogether if possible.  If you must travel, be sure to take along bottled water, blankets, food such as crackers, cookies or fruit, a flashlight and a cell phone with a charger.

Photo Credit: Rebecca Leigh Fenter

Many area schools have already decided to cancel or delay classes for Monday.  You can see the latest list of closings and delays by clicking here.

Here’s the latest from the City of Wichita Falls:

FallsRide / Public Transportation
Monday morning FallsRide service has been cancelled. Afternoon service will be evaluated and a decision will be reported to the media and posted on the City’s social media outlets and email services.

Streets
City crews have plowed all major thoroughfares at least once today. They are now plowing the roadways around schools in case students have classes on Monday. These crews will work until dark when streets begin to refreeze. Sand/Chat trucks will operate tonight, treating intersections and known trouble spots. They will also treat Priority 1 roadways including hospitals, fire stations, Police Department, ambulance headquarters, Central Services and highly traveled roads, hills overpasses and ramps as needed.

Drivers who encounter a snow/ice maintenance vehicle are reminded to please maintain a safe distance from the vehicle.

Burk Road (Hwy 240) near Sheppard AFB
Photo Credit: Rebecca Leigh Fenter

Municipal Airport
All American Eagle flights into and out of the Wichita Falls Municipal Airport have been cancelled for Sunday. For questions about flights please call 1-800-433-7300. Do not go to the airport to make flight arrangements.

Crews from the Police and Fire Departments, Public Works, Emergency Preparedness, Public Information and Aviation, Traffic and Transportation all have crews on notice, ready to respond as needed.

You can monitor the forecast online 24/7 at http://newstalk1290.com/wichita-falls-weather/

And you can monitor TxDOT road closures and highway cameras at http://www.drivetexas.org/Full/

 

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