AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — Utility companies are working to restore power in the wake of a crippling storm that brought record snowfall to the Panhandle and strong winds throughout much of the state.
Xcel Energy says 8,600 customers in the Panhandle and New Mexico were without power at the height of Monday's storm. That number dwindled Tuesday morning to fewer than 24.
The Amarillo area received just over 19 inches of snow. Interstate 40 remains closed through the Panhandle from New Mexico east to Oklahoma. Interstate 27 has reopened.
The same storm system brought severe winds in excess of 50 mph to the Austin area where about 1,400 people were without electricity. Strong gusts also swept into North Texas.
More than 100,000 utility customers in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri remain without power.