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Winter storm leaves more than 150,000 people without power across Texas as some cities in the Lone Star state record their largest snowfall in almost 40 YEARS

 More than 150,000 people across Texas and Louisiana have been left without power after a winter storm dumped snow across parts of both states. 

The snow was so heavy that it brought down power lines in several locations across Texas on Sunday, leaving 100,200 customers without electricity by Monday morning. 

Some parts of the state were hit with up to nine inches of snow - the largest amount recorded in more than a generation. 

The small city of Denver City, located in West Texas, received a dumping of nine inches by late Sunday morning, officials from the National Weather Service told the Associated Press. 

Meanwhile, Waco received almost four-and-a-half inches of snow - the most the city has recorded since a winter storm brought six inches back in January 1982. 

Excited residents in the city - which is located in Central Texas - were seen making the most of the wintry conditions, building snowmen and taking to sleds in local parks. 

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS: More than 150,000 people across Texas and Louisiana have been left without power after a winter storm dumped heavy snow across parts of both states. Vehicles are seen driving along Highway 6 near College Station in East-Central Texas during the storm on Sunday

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS: More than 150,000 people across Texas and Louisiana have been left without power after a winter storm dumped heavy snow across parts of both states. Vehicles are seen driving along Highway 6 near College Station in East-Central Texas during the storm on Sunday  

WACO, TEXAS: Waco received almost four-and-a-half inches of snow - the most the city has recorded since a winter storm brought six inches back in 1982. Residents are seen making snow angels in the city

WACO, TEXAS: Waco received almost four-and-a-half inches of snow - the most the city has recorded since a winter storm brought six inches back in 1982. Residents are seen making snow angels in the city 

WACO, TEXAS: Excited residents were seen making the most of the wintry conditions in Waco on Sunday, builduing snowmen and even sledding in local parks

WACO, TEXAS: Excited residents were seen making the most of the wintry conditions in Waco on Sunday, builduing snowmen and even sledding in local parks

WACO, TEXAS: Disc golfers make their way through the snow in Waco on Sunday afternoon

WACO, TEXAS: Disc golfers make their way through the snow in Waco on Sunday afternoon 

WACO, TEXAS: A man walks his dog on Sunday, enjoying a snowfall the likes of which has not been seen since 1982

WACO, TEXAS: A man walks his dog on Sunday, enjoying a snowfall the likes of which has not been seen since 1982 

MIDLAND, TEXAS: Snow is seen accumulated in an oilfield off the Texas-191 highway near Midland

MIDLAND, TEXAS: Snow is seen accumulated in an oilfield off the Texas-191 highway near Midland 

Some schools in Waco even announced they would close Monday due to the dumping of snow. 

The city of College Station, further to the east, similarly reported four-and-a-half inches of snow - the fourth largest amount ever recorded.  

The system also struck Austin and San Antonio, further to the south, with each city recording six inches of snow respectively.  


The storm system then moved further to the east, crossing the border into Louisiana later on Sunday.  

Shreveport was blanketed with more than three inches of freshly fallen powder, and more than 49,555 customers across the state were left without power, according to poweroutage.us. 

On Monday morning, many awoke without electricity,  and took to Twitter to vent their frustrations. 

'Morning from Louisiana. No power still. Brrrrrrrr,' one wrote above an image of their snowy backyard. 

Another posted: 'Louisiana snowmageddon update: we have no power still. Things are desperate. Boiling water to wash my hair and face.' 

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS: A family enjoys a snowball fight with fresh powder which blanketed the city of College Station

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS: A family enjoys a snowball fight with fresh powder which blanketed the city of College Station 

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS: A mother and son make the most of the rare snowy weather on Sunday

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS: A mother and son make the most of the rare snowy weather on Sunday 

Officials from Mississippi State University, located in Starkville, shared incredible snaps to Twitter which showed students making snowmen on the college grounds.   

Snow was also recorded in the city of Jackson, where it is rare for snow to settle on the ground. 

Some excited locals were pictured venturing outdoors to play in the powder, appearing thrilled by the novelty. 

One woman claimed that residents had become so worked up by the approaching storm that they had over-prepared for the event, which only resulted in a minimal amount of snow settling. 

'We're expecting one  inch of snow in Mississippi on Monday. So, naturally, I just spent $500 in groceries, gassed up my car, put on snow tires, pulled out my ice scrapers, bought a shovel, took my parka out of storage, got extra wood for the fireplace, and cooked a vat of chili,' she humorously wrote on Twitter.   

As of Monday evening, the  storm system has weakened as it moves northeast through Georgia and the Carolinas

SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA: The city of Shreveport was blanketed with more than three inches of snow, and more than 49,555 customers across the state were left without power, according to poweroutage.us

SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA: The city of Shreveport was blanketed with more than three inches of snow, and more than 49,555 customers across the state were left without power, according to poweroutage.us

SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA: Snow is seen settled across the city on Monday morning

SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA: Snow is seen settled across the city on Monday morning 

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI: A mother and her baby son enjoy the rare sight of snow settling on the ground in Jackson

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI: A mother and her baby son enjoy the rare sight of snow settling on the ground in Jackson 

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI: Some teens enjoyed the novelty of the snowfall, venturing outside for a snowball fight

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI: Some teens enjoyed the novelty of the snowfall, venturing outside for a snowball fight 

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI: A man made mini snowmen with the freshly fallen powder on Monday

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI: A man made mini snowmen with the freshly fallen powder on Monday 

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