AMARILLO (CBSDFW.COM) – Heavy snow fell in Amarillo on Thursday, with what the National Weather Service in Amarillo described as “near whiteout conditions” shortly before 1:00 p.m.

The snow began falling around 10:00 a.m. and was accumulating on roads from near Amarillo westward.

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Forecasters expect two to four inches to fall.

TxDOT tweeted about a road closure due to wrecks in the snow.

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“US 87 from FM 1719 north of Amarillo to SH 354 is closed while wrecks are cleared. Find alternate routes, if possible. Take it easy out there, friends!”