Troopers: All stranded motorists safe

Troopers: All stranded motorists safe

AMARILLO - Troopers say nearly 100 motorists were stranded throughout the Texas Panhandle in a three-day period. All are accounted for Monday evening.

Sunday night alone, 39 drivers were rescued in Parmer County east of Friona. Several more motorists were stranded between the town and the New Mexico state line, but the Department of Public Safety says it was unable to reach them due to high snow drifts. The DPS helicopter performed an air-sight assessment of the area this morning and reported there were 25 vehicles still stranded in the road.

County Commissioners utilized four-wheelers to get water to the people in the vehicles and started trying to take them out.

DPS says more rescues took place in Carson, Gray, Potter, and Randall counties.

All area roadways are reopen Monday evening.