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WEATHER BLOG: Winter storm moves out of the Basin

Source: MGNonline.com Source: MGNonline.com

6:56 a.m.

Snowfall is continuing to move east towards Dallas. We are still seeing very cold temperatures with wind chills in the teens this morning.

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6:41 a.m.

Here's the latest from TXDOT regarding area road conditions:

Highway 191 between Odessa and Midland is open but travel is highly discouraged. TXDOT is reporting very rough, deep and packed snow and ice has formed where the roads have been plowed. Officials have multiple plows at the split of Interstate 10 and Interstate 20 trying to get eastbound traffic moving again.

Closed roads include U.S. Highway 385 north of Andrews, State Highway 176, west of Andrews to the state line, State Highway 115 between Andrews and Kermit, State Highway 17 from Balmorhea to the Jeff Davis County Line and U.S. Highway 67 from Interstate 10 to the Jeff Davis County Line.

TXDOT is asking drivers not to travel unless absolutely necessary. TXDOT says crews have been working 12 hours shifts around the clock but they can't be everywhere so please slow down, don't use cruise and don't slam on your brakes.

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6:30 a.m.

The winter storm warning and blizzard warnings that were issued for the Basin have been canceled. 

However, the winter storm left behind lots of snow for Permian Basin residents to enjoy. 

The snow is causing traffic problems across the area. 

Some tips for drivers this morning include be sure to give yourself plenty of time to get to your location. A suggestion would be to triple the time it normally takes you, don't follow too closely behind someone as it will take longer for you to stop and drive slowly.

For the latest on road conditions, visit http://www.drivetexas.org.

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5:48 a.m. 

The winter storm has moved out of the Permian Basin leaving behind a lot of snow for many areas.

In fact, Midland International Airport set a record on Sunday for the most snowfall on Dec. 27, 2015. That record was 7.6 inches of snow.

Road conditions across the area remain slick and some roads are snow covered.

If you must travel today, be sure to give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination safely. 

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