DALLAS - (AP) - Freezing weather has reached parts of Texas as strong winds cut electricity to about 3,000 homes and businesses in central parts of the state.

Temperatures dipped into the teens in parts of the Panhandle. The National Weather Service said light snow associated with the cold front was reported in parts of North Texas, including Decatur, Denton, Dallas and Fort Worth.

With temperatures below freezing Monday morning, sand trucks hit the roads in North Texas. Accumulations were not seen, but there was a light dusting left behind.

Some schools in the Lubbock area delayed the start of classes Monday due to weather.

Austin Energy spokesman Ed Clark says windy conditions caused the outages before dawn Monday.

Clark says about 2,300 customers in Austin lost electricity when a power pole was damaged. The rest lost power when strong winds blew tree limbs into power lines. Crews restored electricity to about two-thirds of those customers by 8 a.m. Monday.

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