AEP responds with crews from across state but ice wins first few rounds

JEFF DAVIS COUNTY and BIG BEND - Winter storms from both the north and the west - one bitter cold and the other sopping wet - converged on Texas this past weekend, slamming Jeff Davis County and much of West Texas with power outages, closed roads, churches and schools. No serious injuries have been reported. Heavy layers of ice covered everything across the entire Big Bend starting on Friday. Earlier, on Thursday, the temperature had climbed to the mid-70s in advance of the artic front - known in Texas as a blue norther.
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