Parts of Texas get freezing weather, light snow

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by Associated Press

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Posted on November 22, 2013 at 12:17 PM

Freezing weather has reached parts of Texas with hundreds of homes and businesses losing power and an airport closing amid icy conditions.

Abilene Regional Airport closed Friday morning due to weather as officials continued to assess travel conditions. The National Weather Service says the Abilene area received light snow and had temperatures in the 20s.

More than 1,700 Dallas County customers of electric utility Oncor (ON’-kor) lost power Friday as cold, drizzly weather reached North Texas and threatened to hang around. Forecasters issued a winter storm watch for the Dallas-Fort Worth area from Sunday through Monday morning.

The Texas Department of Public Safety has urged motorists to take precautions, such as keeping blankets or sleeping bags in vehicles during the cold weather.

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