At least 20% of Nacogdoches ISD’s buildings suffered severe damage during last week’s winter storms, setting grounds and maintenance professionals within the district scrambling to battle flooding and broken equipment.
The winter storm that pummeled the Pineywoods last week set records and stalled life in East Texas, but it still didn’t break the official all-time low temperature recorded by the National Weather Service for the area.
Nacogdoches County was bracing for a second round of severe winter weather as thousands of people were without power following a snowfall of between 4 and 5 inches across the county and record demand for electricity around the state.
A pair of winter weather events bearing down East Texas likely won’t deliver the same spectacle as the snowstorm that swept through the region earlier this year, and it is expected to deliver something not seen behind the pine curtain in decades.
Ahead of what could be East Texas’ second snowfall of 2021, road workers are preparing for more winter weather and officials are discouraging travel on Monday and Tuesday.
The effects of a powerful winter storm that rolled over the Pineywoods on Sunday were still being felt two days later, as thousands of people remained without power.