It was Snow Fun!

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It was Snow Fun!

Everleigh Hurt from Hobbs, Texas perfected her snow angels during last Wednesday's Snow Day

With snowfall ranging from 10 inches around Roby and Rotan to as much as 18 inches reported in the Peacock area, motorists avoided the roads, businesses called off workdays, schools closed, and kids—and many parents—bundled up for the outdoors and took advantage of the rare snowfall that blanketed the Double Mountain Region last week.

After dropping inches of snow over the Great Basin and Rockies, a series of storms moved into the area last Tuesday, leaving little more than a thin layer of ice on the roadways and slush in the fields. Temperatures dropped into the 20s as second storm stretching from Texas to Missouri moved into the area late Tuesday night, bringing the first measurable snowfall of the year.

While many schools had planned on a 10 a.m. start time, as the snow continued to fall through the night, districts opted to use available snowdays and closed campuses for the near future. The snow fell almost nonstop through Wednesday, resulting in more than a foot of accumulation in most areas.

Many businesses closed their doors Wednesday and Thursday, as TxDOT discouraged motorists from traveling to the heavy amounts of snow and ice buildup on roadways. Rotan High School Freshman, Jordon Daniel, reinforced the travel warning during his report for KTXS News Weather, saying “Please stay off the roads, or you could go slippin.” Daniel also encouraged everyone to stay inside and drink hot coco.

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