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Power Cut Across Texas As Snow, Ice Blanket Southern Plains

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A woman walks through falling snow in San Antonio, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021. Snow and ice blanketed large swaths of the U.S. on Sunday, prompting canceled flights, making driving perilous and reaching into areas as far south as Texas’ Gulf Coast, where snow and sleet were expected overnight. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

(AP) — The Texas council that manages the majority of the state’s electricity has initiated rotating power outages Monday morning as the state experiences a winter storm dropping snow, ice and temperatures.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas urged residents to reduce electricity. Over a million customers went without power for short periods as officials worked to conserve energy.

Snow is also falling across Arkansas and Oklahoma, with the governors of those states and Texas activating the National Guard to assist state agencies. Dozens of crashes were reported Sunday and hundreds of flights were canceled across the southern Plains as the states dealt with the impacts of the winter storm.

 

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