More than 112,000 customers remained without power across Texas and Louisiana on Monday afternoon as a powerful snowstorm continued to move through the South.
Areas of east and northeast Texas, including Lamesa which received 9 inches of snowfall, saw poor visibility due to fog, according to tweets from NWS Midland.
The National Weather Service in Boston pointed out that parts of Louisiana received 8 inches, while no snow is predicted for New England over the next week.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has encouraged people to travel only if absolutely necessary. Crews have been salting roadways.
“DOTD crews continue to work to ensure roads are safe for reopening today following last night’s snow storm,” the department tweeted midday Monday.
Central Mississippi reported several inches. Snow will change to a mix over East Tennessee and Appalachians later Monday, with rain for the rest of the South as the system pushes into the Atlantic through Tuesday, said CNN meteorologist Michael Guy.
Record snow amounts
Snowfall reports show some areas in Texas got up to 9 inches, including Moshein near Waco in the central part of the state, and Lamesa and Denver City in the west Texas.
Waco received 4.4 inches – the most snow it’s seen since 1982 – according to a tweet from NWS Fort Worth. That’s the tenth highest 24-hour snowfall event on record for the area, beating the daily record of 1.1 inches that was set in 1973, the tweet said.
NWS Austin/San Antonio said on Twitter that the area saw up to six inches of snow Sunday. “The last time that happened was Christmas day 2004, when our Coastal Plains counties had a very white Christmas,” the tweet said.
About 400,000 Mississippians will be under winter weather advisories into Monday evening, Guy said.
Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport reported 1.2 inches of snow. Areas of central Mississippi received up to 5” of snow, with the highest total at 6.5 inches in Winston County.
CNN’s Taylor Ward contributed to this report.