2021 brings in a winter wonderland

By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette

There’s no business like snow business for Navarro County residents as winter’s first frozen weather fell early Sunday morning.

The moderate to heavy level snow started falling in Corsicana around 10:30 a.m., and has covered almost all of Navarro County. Between Barry and Blooming Grove, morning reports have come in that Highway 22 between Barry and Blooming Grove is already affected, with further reports of accumulating snow coming in from Frost to Blooming Grove to Navarro Mills.

The Silver City and Purdon areas were among some of the earlier places to receive snowfall. – Courtesy photo by Jessica Wright

Throughout the afternoon, additional moderate snowfall is expected as travel conditions will continue to deteriorate throughout the day with highways such as Interstate 20 and Interstate 31 already affected.

The Navarro College campus has become blanketed in snow as the day progresses. – Courtesy photo by Carey Dean

On their Facebook page, the Navarro County Office of Emergency Management advises “The snow is VERY heavy and is causing tree branches and even whole trees to snap and buckle under the weight. Please be cautious if you are traveling and be prepared for power outages.”

Deacon White walks through the still falling snow in Oak Valley. – Courtesy photo by Angie White

The winter weather advisory will be in effect through 6 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11 across parts of North & Central Texas. Snow packed & slushy roads will create slick & hazardous travel with impacts lingering into Monday morning.

There has been some reports of power outages in homes, and tree limbs breaking due to continued snowfall throughout the day.

Bubba Roberts shows off his first snowman of the year. – Courtesy photo by Bubba Roberts.

Corsicana Independent School District has canceled classes on Monday Jan. 11, citing a “Snow Day” for students. Classes will resume Tuesday, Jan. 12.

This story will continue to be updated throughout the day.

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