Blizzard crippling Texas Panhandle

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Courtesy: Connie Molitor Pampa, TX

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AMARILLO, Texas (CNN)—While Oklahoma is seeing a bit of winter weather, our neighbors to the south are being hit with one of the worst storms in recent years.

The National Weather Service is telling Texans in the northwestern part of the state to not travel in this “crippling, historic blizzard.”

Officials say the storm is dropping snow over the Texas Panhandle at a rate of 2 to 3 inches an hour.

A spokesman for the Texas Department of Transportation announced that almost all roads in the area are impassable.

Snowplows have been pulled from the roads because whiteout conditions are making driving treacherous.

The Texas National Guard has been called to help those drivers who did not heed the warnings and became stranded along roadways.

This blizzard is the second winter storm to the region in a week.

The weather service warned that with two storms dumping massive amounts of snow in quick succession, structures may not be able to withstand the weight.

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