The forecasts of a driving blizzard proved to be accurate this morning. The snow accumulations at KFYO are approximately an inch as of 5:40 this morning.

Lubbock International Airport was shutdown before 6 a.m. due to the snow and forecasted snow.

Blowing and drifting snow, along with wind gusts of up to 60 mph, has reduced visibility to near zero on area roadways, and snow drifts are forming over the driving and passing lanes.

DPS and TxDOT have closed Interstate 40 from Amarillo, west to the New Mexico state line, and US 87/287 north out of Amarillo to the Oklahoma state line. Driving is also heavily discouraged along the I-27 corridor from Lubbock to Amarillo.

TxDOT crews are out plowing mainline roadways such as interstates and state highways. For roadway conditions, go to www.drivetexas.org.

TxDOT, City of Lubbock government offices and Lubbock County offices are closed except for emergency and essential personnel.

Texas Tech University, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, Lubbock Christian University, South Plains College, and Wayland Baptist University are closed today.

The list of schools and school districts canceling classes for Monday, February 25th:

Lubbock ISDCancelled
Lubbock-Cooper ISDCancelled
Frenship ISDCancelled
All Saints – LubbockCancelled
Idalou ISDCancelled
Shallowater ISDCancelled
Lubbock Christian SchoolsCancelled
Muleshoe ISDCancelled
Meadow ISDCancelled
New Deal ISDCancelled
Trinity Christian –LBKCancelled
Plainview ISDCancelled
Olton ISDCancelled
Roosevelt ISDCancelled
Southcrest – LubbockCancelled
Levelland ISDCancelled
Abernathy ISDCancelled
Amherst ISDCancelled
Anton ISDCancelled
Cotton Center ISDCancelled
Crosbyton ISDCancelled
Lubbock HarmonyCancelled
Hart ISDCancelled
Hale Center ISDCancelled
Kress ISDCancelled
Lazbuddie ISDCancelled
Levelland ChristianCancelled
Littlefield ISDCancelled
Lorenzo ISDCancelled
Meadow ISDCancelled
Morton ISDCancelled
Motley County ISDCancelled
New Deal ISDCancelled
Muleshoe ISDCancelled
New Home ISDCancelled
Petersburg ISDCancelled
Plainview ISDCancelled
Ralls ISDCancelled
Rise Academy- LubbockCancelled
Ropes ISDCancelled
Roosevelt ISDCancelled
Slaton ISDCancelled
Smyer ISDCancelled
Southland ISDCancelled
Springlake Earth ISDCancelled
Sudan ISDCancelled
Whiteface CISDCancelled
Whitharrel ISDCancelled