Looking Back at the New Year’s Winter Storm, with Another on the Way

West Texans rang in the New Year in 2015 with ice storms stranding travelers, overturning vehicles, and sparking wide spread power outages.

Though we could be in for another round of ice and snow Friday night intro Saturday morning, the roads in recent days have looked much better than they did over the holiday, and power has been restored to most residents in the area (some scattered outages remain.)

Here’s a look back at the recent winter storm in West Texas, as folks in the Big Bend region gear up for another possibility of mixed snow and ice.

There’s a Winter Storm Warning in effect for most of Presidio, Brewster, Jeff Davis, Pecos and Terrell Counties through 6 p.m. Saturday.

The National Weather Service says precipitation this afternoon and evening will likely turn into snow tonight.

Some areas could see up to 1/4″ of accumulated ice or snow. The Chisos Mountains of Big Bend National Park and the Glass Mountains between Fort Stockton and Alpine could see anywhere from 3-5″ of snow overnight.

Roads in the national park – and Big Bend Ranch State Park – along with highways across the region are could become ice-covered or snow-packed, making travel dangerous.

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