Striking Pictures of Lubbock’s Worst Snowstorm in Over 30 Years [Gallery]
Lubbock's Near-Historic 2015 Blizzard
The winter storm that dumped over 10 inches of snow in Lubbock, Texas over the course of two days caused thousands of power outages, forced residents to stay in their homes and had emergency personnel working around the clock.
The blizzard that covered Lubbock over the weekend ended up being the third worst snowstorm in the city's history, with a total snowfall accumulation of 11.2 inches. It marks the most snowfall since 1983 when 16.9 inches of snow was recorded at Lubbock Airport. The city's second biggest snowfall was recorded in 1961 with 12.1 inches.
Late Sunday night, Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson declared Lubbock a state of disaster, allowing the city to receive aid from the state.
Lubbock County offices have been closed as a result of the hazardous road conditions left in the wake of the snowstorm. Essential services remain open, and essential personnel are still reporting for duty.
Both Xcel Energy and Lubbock Power & Light have worked around the clock to restore customers who had lost power. Xcel Energy said that some 36,000 Texas and New Mexico customers lost power Sunday night, while LP&L reported around 6,000 customers in total had lost power during the two-day snowstorm.