Winter weather hits Young County
A winter storm passed through North Texas, including Young County, Tuesday, Feb. 4 through Thursday, Feb. 6, closing much of Graham and area school districts.
According to the National Weather Service-Dallas/Fort Worth, Young County saw 3.75 of snowfall. The snow fall was coupled with below-freezing temperatures, which had been prepped for by TxDOT and local agencies.
TxDOT crews from the Wichita Falls Region began to brine roadways and bridges on Monday, Feb. 3 in preparation for the storm, according to a press release. They did this according to a priority map, which had Hwy. 16 and Hwy. 67 a priority 3 with Hwy. 380 a priority 2. In addition they tested all 79 plows for the nine counties that encompass the region.
Crews were out throughout the day on Wednesday to maintain safe road conditions. Graham Police, Young County Sheriff and DPS were out throughout the county to make sure travelers were safe.
With the weather being predicted to last all day on Wednesday, Young County closed the courthouse for Feb. 5 and opened late at 10 a.m. on Thursday. The City of Graham and Graham Chamber of Commerce were closed Wednesday and Thursday.
For the full story, see the Saturday, Feb. 8 edition of The Graham Leader.