Icy Winter Blast Spreads Across Texas 12/5/13
DALLAS - Get out some extra blankets: Winter is invading Texas with a
vengeance as snow, sleet and ice are unleashed on much of northern and western
sections of the state.
The National Weather Service forecasts up to 5 inches of snow accumulation
Thursday and Friday in the Texas Panhandle and up to 4 inches of snow in the
South Plains. To the east, ice from freezing rain will be the threat north of a
Brownwood-to-Corsicana-to-Tyler line. As much as a half-inch of ice could
accumulate north of a Comanche-to-Grapevine-to-Paris line, bringing down tree
limbs and power lines.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has activated the Texas National Guard and deployed
equipment and other emergency resources to Wichita Falls and Sherman. The Texas
Department of Public Safety discourages non-essential travel in affected areas.