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Parts of Texas get freezing weather, light snow

The National Weather Service says the Abilene area received light snow and had temperatures in the 20s.

The Associated Press

11/22/2013

DALLAS — Freezing weather has reached parts of Texas with hundreds of homes and businesses losing power and an airport closed for several hours amid icy conditions.

Abilene Regional Airport closed Friday morning due to weather but runways reopened by early afternoon. The National Weather Service says the Abilene area received light snow and had temperatures in the 20s.

More than 1,700 Dallas County customers of electric utility Oncor (ON'-kor) lost power Friday morning as cold, drizzly weather reached North Texas. That number was pared to about 700 outages Friday afternoon as crews worked to restore electricity.

Forecasters issued a winter storm watch for the Dallas-Fort Worth area from Sunday through Monday morning.

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