SWEETWATER, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — As much as 6 inches of snow has accumulated in parts of West Texas as a winter storm swirls over the area.
The half-foot of snow on Thursday prompted state highway officials to close Texas Route 70 about 8 miles south of Sweetwater, about 180 miles west of Fort Worth.READ MORE: Amtrak Train From Fort Worth Crashes In Oklahoma, Four Hurt
The heaviest snowfall zone was an area bounded by San Angelo, Abilene and Sweetwater that were under a winter storm advisory until Friday morning.
Laurie Milton shared a couple of photos with CBSDFW on Facebook when she was eight to ten miles outside of Sweetwater going south Thursday afternoon.
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High winds with gusts of up to 60 mph were expected overnight across much of Texas — from Houston west to Eagle Pass on the Rio Grande and north to the Red River between Childress and Paris.
That area is under a wind advisory until midday Friday.
Shortly after 8:00 p.m. Thursday wind gusts were above 40mph in Graham.
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