Highway 287 north of Amarillo temporarily down - KFDA - NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports

Highway 287 north of Amarillo temporarily down after multiple wrecks

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Amarillo, TX - Winter weather caused a huge traffic mess on Highway 287 Saturday afternoon.

The Texas Department of Public Safety actually had to shut down Hwy 287, in both directions, between Amarillo and Dumas Saturday because of about 20 vehicle accidents caused by that snow and ice on the roads.

Several people have been injured, those injuries ranging from minor scratches to some patients in critical condition. But so far, no fatalities have been reported.
 
DPS reports southbound lanes of Hwy 287 have been reopened.


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