KDDD News 2-17-21

The “Wind Chill Warning” has expired, but cold temperatures are still in place for today. Snow chances will begin to dwindle as we get set to enter a more dry pattern and look for temperatures to begin to trend upwards, possibly reaching 60 by the weekend!

Dumas and Sunray ISD will not have school again today. School will resume tomorrow. *These days will not have to be made up*

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Power plant operations across the central U.S. are still hampered by limited natural gas supplies, which could lead to additional controlled outages in multiple states and in Xcel Energy’s Texas-New Mexico service area.

Because of this continued tight supply of electricity, Xcel Energy and the electric cooperatives in the Texas South Plains, Texas Panhandle and eastern and southeastern New Mexico regions, along with municipal systems such as Lubbock Power & Light, have extended appeals to area electric customers to reduce energy use and help avoid further disruptions.

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Congressman Ronny Jackson issued a statement in response to winter storms and resulting energy shortage in Texas. Saying he urged Texans to stay home, conserve energy, and utilize only trusted information sources during the ongoing winter weather conditions and power outages.

Jackson said he will remain in Amarillo for the duration of this historic weather emergency as he deals with rolling power outages and frozen water pipes like many residents of TX-13.

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United Family stores will continue to close early as the Texas Panhandle and surrounding areas continue to impacted by winter weather.

The United Family of stores in Texas will close grocery store operations at 9 p.m., with the exception of 24-hour locations.