Extreme weather US: One meter of hail in Panhandle, Texas

Extreme weather, including heavy hail and flooding, has paralyzed parts of the Panhandle, Texas shutting down highways on Wednesday afternoon, April 11, 2012.

According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Highway 136 at Fritch was closed in Hutchinson County because of flooding for a short amount of time. It has since reopened.

Highway 287, which was previously at a complete standstill, has resumed traffic.

Three to four feet of hail (1 - 1.2 meters) was reported near the Canadian River. Watch the video above from Storm Search 7 Storm Chaser Doug Blach.

The Potter County Sheriff's Office confirmed motor vehicles being stuck in the ice and rain.

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) reported extremely low visibilities in the area at the time of the storm. The main part of the heavy hail was reported four miles north of the Canadian River near the Fain Plant.

Source: www.connectamarillo.com



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