Prepping for cold weather

Paul Braun, Texas Department of Transportation
Paul Braun, Texas Department of Transportation

AMARILLO, TEXAS - The people of the Panhandle know a winter blast is coming as many spent the day preparing.

Many made a rush to the gas pump. One station even ran out of product to sell. That or their line froze up, workers weren't able to tell which one really happened.

And inside grocery stores, one employee says it was the busiest they've been since the day before Thanksgiving. By four Monday afternoon, Josh Wood of Amarillo was twittering, "Runnin' low on eggs and bottled water at Walmart. Got plenty of ice though."

Also out for most of the day have been Texas Department of Transportation crews because those flakes in the air could be a nasty treat stuck to the road Tuesday morning. But if the high winds keep blowing as expected, it could create a white out where TxDOT would have to pull their crews off the roads.

Also adding complications is the fact that a group of local TxDOT workers was sent to Dallas Monday to help keep their roads clean for the upcoming super bowl. An extra crew is expected to come to the Panhandle from Lubbock to make up for the ones sent to the metroplex.