Wilbarger County under ice storm warning thru Wednesday — VISD closed Tuesday, late Wednesday

About 1.5 inches of precipitation fell Monday, including some frozen, which accumulated. The National Weather Service is predicting two more rounds of frozen precipitation on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Daniel Walker/Vernon Record

ICE STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CDT WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Significant icing. Additional ice accumulations of one
  tenth to four tenths of an inch. Light sleet accumulations are
  also expected.

* WHEN...Until 1 PM CDT Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...Power outages and tree damage are likely due to the
  ice. Travel could be nearly impossible. The hazardous
  conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Travel is strongly discouraged. If you must travel, keep an extra
flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an
emergency. Prepare for possible power outages.

VERNON ISD announced school would not begin until 10 a.m. Tuesday, with buses running two hours late

Looking ahead
Another round of widespread precipitation will move in from the
west Tuesday night into Wednesday morning as the upper-level low
approaches from the west. More winter precipitation is likely
across northwest/west-central Oklahoma. Parts of the Winter
Weather Advisory out west may need to be upgraded to a Winter
Storm and/or Ice Storm Warning as confidence increases.
 

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