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East Texans prepare for round 2 of possible snow


Monday night will mark the second night in less than a week that the Deep East Texas area will witness snowfall.

While it is still unclear about which area is getting snow, sleet or nothing, it is clear that people are taking notice from last week's events.

The Texas Department of Transportation as well as Lufkin and Nacogdoches city crews have been put back on call, ready to go at a moment's notice.

"It's the same as last week," TxDOT Spokesperson Kathi White said. "Our guys are on standby; our trucks are loaded and ready to go."

Schools have also started to prepare. Lufkin and Nacogdoches have delayed until 10 a.m., and schools to the south like Corrigan have canceled all day. School officials noted that last week has given them a better sense of what to do.

"We looked at the weather forecasts and since there is a possibility and we are under that winter weather advisory, we thought that a late start might be prudent," Pineywoods Community Academy Superintendent Bruce Marchand said. "The fact is that we began to look at what other places were doing, with most places doing the 10 o'clock start."

The number one concern for Tuesday is the roads, and drivers beware, a good set of tires may not help.

"Your tires need to be half or better in tread depth, but even with that you have brand new tires, doesn't mean they are going to get traction on ice," Cook Tires & Service owner Mark Cook said."

TxDOT is also giving the same warning.

"When it gets icy, you need to get off the roads and when we say, ‘stay off the roads', you really need to stay off the roads," White said. "I think a lot of motorists found that to be true in this last situation."

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