West Texas storm delivering wintry mix, cold temps

DALLAS (AP) - A wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain continues to batter a broad stretch of West Texas as other parts of the state see rainfall that's expected to last into the weekend.

Power outages were reported across the Permian Basin on Friday from ice on power lines and downed, ice-laden tree limbs. Dallas-based utility Oncor reports more than 9,000 customers are without electricity in the region.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning as forecasts call for 4 to 6 inches of snow to fall late Friday and into Saturday across West Texas. Snow will mix with sleet in other regions.

The Texas Department of Transportation is warning motorists of icy road conditions in Abilene and areas to the west and southwest.

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