Panhandle ISD closes, dismisses students after power outage

PANHANDLE, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – Officials with Panhandle Independent School District confirmed with that classes were dismissed Wednesday morning after power outages impacted school facilities.

During the regular Wednesday school day, after students were dismissed, Panhandle High School updated its exam schedule for Thursday and Friday:

  • Thursday
    • 3rd – 7:57 – 9:00
    • 6th – 9:30 – 10:30
    • 4th – 11:30 – 12:30
    • 7th – 1:30 – 2:30
  • Friday
    • 1st – 7:57 – 9:00
    • 5th – 9:30 – 10:30
    • 8th – 11:00 – 12:00

High Plains officials warned previously regarding the impacts of critically harsh winds due for the area Wednesday, triggering a “Red Flag” warning for many counties.

Grassfire on McCormick Road ‘under control’, power outage imapacts area

RANDALL COUNTY, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – The Randall County Fire Department reported that the grassfire in the 2300 block of McCormick Road has been brought under control.

Further reports from the area through the Randall County Sheriff’s Department said that a power line has been downed in the same area, and advised travelers to be cautious.

Thousands impacted as power outages hit the High Plains

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – As of 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, the Xcel Energy Outage Map showed that more than 3,500 customers across the High Plains were impacted by more than 120 power outages. Many incidents including outages, accidents, road closures, and grassfires were credited by officials to the extreme winds.

Power outages in Boys Ranch prompt classes to cancel

BOYS RANCH, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Power outages in Boys Ranch prompted classes to cancel today at around noon said Paul Jones, Assistant Superintendant.

Jones said power is still out at the school as of 2:25 p.m.

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