Governor Greg Abbott to be briefed on the effects of heavy winter weather on Texas at the Alternate State Operations Center in Austin today February 4.

Ice sleet and snow have wracked wide portions of northern and west Texas, from College Station to Amarillo.

Texas was one of the many states affected by the sweeping winter storm that derailed two major interstate airports and caused a large number of car accidents on icy, slippery roads.

Abbott issued a statement, ordering 17 counties to provide extra state funding, although the list of counties was not immediately available as they continue to work on the storm’s damage including power outages.

Counties covered by the statement include Bosque, delta, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Hopkins, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, lamarr, Navarro, Rains, Red River, Rockwall, and Williamson.

‘plenty of power available,’ Abbott said in a statement.

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The Dallas Morning News reports that ‘All indications are that the Texas power grid is meeting demand so far as Gov. Greg Abbott and state officials managing Texas’s emergency response to the winter storm are updating residents on the impact from the ongoing winter storm Thursday.’ s ongoing winter storm.

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Weather is the state of the atmosphere, describing for example the degree to which it is hot or cold, wet or dry, calm or stormy, clear or cloudy. On Earth, (wikipedia)

Greg Abbott

Gregory Wayne Abbott is an American businessman, politician, attorney, and former jurist serving since 2015 as the 48th governor of Texas. A member of the Republican Party, (wikipedia)