Winter Storm Rocky has dropped inches of snow on the South Plains and Texas Panhandle and forced school closures around the area Monday.

Due to the snowfall in Lubbock ISD has delayed the start of classes by two hours on Tuesday, February 26th.

District officials will determine road conditions Tuesday morning on whether to cancel classes for a second day in Lubbock.

Weather conditions have promoted Lubbock Police to close portions of North Loop 289.

Statewide, Governor Rick Perry activated state resources to respond to the winter storm system, including troops from the Texas National Guard rescuing stranded motorists.

As this blizzard makes its way through the panhandle and conditions warrant, we will continue to push state resources to the area to assist impacted communities,” Gov. Perry said.

Visibility in many places is quickly deteriorating, and I urge all Texans in the storm’s path to remain vigilant and heed warnings from local officials.

As always, Texas is thankful for the brave men and women who stand ready to respond to events that place their fellow Texans in harm’s way.”

Stay with KFYO as we bring you the latest on this storm and the latest weather conditions.