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    Heavy Snow, High Winds Disrupting Travel Along I-40 Corridor

    By By Bill Deger, Meteorologist
    February 10, 2011, 7:57:59 AM EST

    Up to a foot of new snow will blanket parts of the southern Plains through Wednesday as yet another significant snowstorm pushes through the region.

    As of Tuesday evening, some parts of central Kansas had already received upwards of 11.0 inches of snow and more is on the way through early Wednesday morning.

    Into Wednesday morning, heavy snow will continue to spread over the Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma, whitening Amarillo, Texas, and Tulsa, Okla. Snow may briefly mix with some sleet or rain at the onset in some locations.

    Many residents in the same region are just now starting to see grass after last month's record-setting blizzard. As temperatures fall and darkness sets in, roads will quickly become snow-covered and hazardous.

    The highest accumulations will occur from south-central Kansas southward to areas along the I-40 corridor between Amarillo, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. A general 6-12 inches of snow can be expected in this region, with locally higher amounts possible.


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    By Wednesday, snow will snarl travel farther south along the I-30 corridor from Dallas to Little Rock with several inches of snow expected.

    Wind gusts between 30 and 40 mph will help to blow the snow, creating near white-out conditions at times and pushing AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures to dangerously low levels.

    Widespread school closings and travel delays, on ground and in the air, are anticipated as this snowstorm pushes south and then east.

    AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski also points out that this same winter storm will bring snow to parts of the Southeast later in the week.

    Meteorologist Brian Edwards contributed to the content of this story.

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