Wintry weather mix hits Texoma area

Wintry weather mix hits Texoma area
A wintry weather mix is impacting areas of Texoma. (Source: KAUZ)

WICHITA FALLS, TX (RNN Texoma) - A rain and snow mix hit the Texoma area early Thursday morning and left many of us waking up to a winter wonderland. Drivers may experience some slippery slush on bridges and overpasses.

The conditions have caused closures of Sheppard Air Force Base and Midwestern State University offices, which are operational during holiday breaks.

INCLEMENT WEATHER UPDATE: UPDATE: 8 AM -- Team, Base closure for non-mission essential personnel still in effect....

Posted by Sheppard Air Force Base on Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Due to inclement weather and hazardous road conditions, university offices will be closed Thursday, January 3.

Posted by Midwestern State University on Thursday, January 3, 2019

Heavily traveled roads may just be wet throughout the day but drivers should still exercise caution. The areas we are expecting to see impacted the most are Vernon, Wichita Falls and crossing the Red River into Oklahoma.

Snow is expected to fall much of Thursday across areas of Texoma. It will impact driving conditions.
Snow is expected to fall much of Thursday across areas of Texoma. It will impact driving conditions. (Source: KAUZ)

The snowfall and sleet is expected to end Thursday evening. Temperatures will climb above freezing on Friday morning. Until all the snow and ice melts drivers should exercise caution and travel should be avoided if at all possible, especially on Thursday.

The Wichita Falls Police Department responded to more than 70 vehicle crashes since Wednesday evening. Here at the station our vehicles are covered with ice and snow. We will be out braving the conditions to bring you the latest information about the weather.

Our station vehicles were covered with snow and ice on Thursday morning thanks to the wintry mix that hit the area.
Our station vehicles were covered with snow and ice on Thursday morning thanks to the wintry mix that hit the area. (Source: KAUZ)

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