Rare winter storm slams Texas with snow, ice and bitterly cold temps

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A uncommon winter storm in Texas is battering the state with heavy snow, ice and bitterly cold temperatures.

Each county within the Lone Star State is beneath a state of emergency because the winter climate extends all the way in which to the southern border.

“Each a part of the state will face freezing situations over the approaching days, and I urge all Texans to stay vigilant towards the extraordinarily harsh climate that’s coming,” stated Governor Abbott, in accordance to AccuWeather.

“Keep off the roads, take aware steps to preserve vitality, and keep away from harmful practices like bringing mills indoors or heating properties with ovens or stovetops.”

Main cities — together with San Antonio, Dallas and Houston — can see a number of inches of further snow by the point the precipitation strikes out on Monday, in accordance with forecasters.

Larger snowfall totals are anticipated within the northern a part of the state — the place as much as 18 inches might accumulate, in accordance with AccuWeather.

On Sunday night time, heavy snow was falling within the border city of Del Rio, according to footage posted to Twitter.

Because the winter climate strikes east of Texas on Monday, frigid air will filter in, lasting for a number of days, in accordance with forecasters.