Heavy rainfall across parts of the rolling plains and southeastern panhandle has transitioned over to freezing rain mixed with sleet over the past couple of hours with ice starting to accumulate heavily on both elevated and road surfaces.  Ice accumulations of up to 1/20th of an inch is expected by morning. Numerous accidents have been reported in the past couple of hours along US 83 between Childress, Paducah and Guthrie.  Heavy ice accumulations on power lines will likely lead to additional power outages across the area overnight. Again, travel is strongly discouraged across this region of the state overnight and into early tomorrow.  If you must get out for work or other critical reasons, be prepared for treacherous road conditions, closures and make sure you have blankets, water and some snacks in case you become stranded.  Stay home, stay safe and warm!

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