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Ice storm warnings issued for parts of East Texas

As the much anticipated cold front moves through East Texas late tonight and tomorrow, rain chances will remain through the next few days. Freezing rain is likely to become an issue with temperatures falling into the 40s Thursday afternoon, and then into the 30s overnight Thursday into Friday and throughout the follow few days.

First, on elevated surfaces, like bridges and overpasses, trees and power lines as well, then possibly on roadways as the temperatures stay quite cold for several days. Most of the significant issues are expected to be along and north of I-30, but enough cold air and rain will exist along and north of I-20 that the National Weather Services offices in Ft. Worth and Shreveport have issued ice storm warnings for the northeastern section of East Texas and winter storm warnings for the northwestern section.

Ice Storm Warned counties are Smith, Wood, Franklin, Titus, Morris, Cass, Camp and Upshur.

Winter Storm Warned counties are Kaufman, Hunt, Hopkins, Delta, Rains and Van Zandt.

Both of these warnings will be in effect from 6 p.m. Thursday through 6 p.m. on Friday. Please be prepared for these events, well ahead of time.

Here are the definitions of both warnings:

An Ice Storm Warning Means Severe Winter Weather Conditions Are Expected To Occur. Significant Amounts Of Ice Accumulations Will Make Travel Dangerous Or Impossible. Travel Is Strongly Discouraged. If You Must Travel...Keep An Extra Flashlight...Food...And Water In Your Vehicle In Case Of An Emergency. Ice Accumulations And Winds Will Likely Lead To Snapped Power Lines And Falling Tree Branches That Add To The Danger.

A Winter Storm Warning Means Significant Amounts Of Snow...Sleet...And Ice Are Expected Or Occurring. This Will Make Travel Very Hazardous Or Impossible.

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