Roads in Texas Panhandle reopen following storm

AMARILLO — Some roadways in the Texas Panhandle are reopening Tuesday as sunny conditions begin to thaw ice and snow-packed surfaces slickened by a massive blizzard that blanketed the region.

Interstate 27 has reopened between snow-hammered Amarillo and Lubbock, about 120 miles to the south. Units with the Texas National Guard have worked to clear Interstate 40 from the Oklahoma border to the New Mexico state line. The highway reopened Tuesday afternoon.

U.S. 287 has reopened in both directions, as have U.S. 385, U.S. 60 and U.S. 54. Stretches of U.S. 87 in the Dalhart and Dumas areas are still being cleared. Portions of U.S. 83 remain closed.

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