'Stay Off the Roads': Blizzard Conditions Seen in Texas Panhandle

Blizzard conditions arrived in the Texas Panhandle on Wednesday, March 17, bringing strong wind gusts reaching up to 60 mph that heavily reduced visibility.

Footage released by the National Weather Service (NWS) in Amarillo shows the conditions on Wednesday morning. “Heavy snow and strong winds at our office are causing near zero visibility. Stay off the roads,” they warned.

The NWS reported stranded cars on highways as well as downed power lines early Wednesday. Credit: National Weather Service Amarillo Texas via Storyful