Area Storm Damage

We expected it but didn't see much snow here in Amarillo. But  well over a foot of snow fell in the northwest corner of the area. 

The National Weather service tells us Clayton saw 30 inches of snow. A state of emergency is in effect in Clayton after  the powerful storm stranded about one-thousand people and buried roads.

Today, clean-up crews are  making progress as the city works to dig out from all the snow.

City crews are out in full force working to help people let stranded, but City Manager Mike Running says it still could take up to four days to get everything cleared out.

If you are in the Clayton area and need help with food or medication call this number: 505-374-2224.

Running also tells us they've requested an agriculture emergency declaration. That's because many ranchers can't get to their cattle to feed them. We're told about 25-animals  have died in this weather. The emergency declaration would free up federal funds and bring in resources to help feed the cattle. 

The same storm which dropped all this snow in New Mexico hit the Oklahoma panhandle...making it difficult for some people to leave their homes

Boise City saw just over a foot, and about 12 inches of snow fell in Texline.  8 to 10 foot drifts were seen in the area. 

The Red Cross has also set up a center in Boise City to help. Right now the main focus is helping those in the rural areas toward Felt and Kenton.

The National Guard has been brought down to help search for anyone stranded or trapped in those areas.

Surrounding cities like Dalhart, Guymon and Stratford had between 3 and 6 inches of snow.