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January 4, 2013

Winter storm moves east after covering West Texas

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EL PASO, Texas —

El Paso City Hall and the University of Texas at El Paso reopened Friday after a delay, and only essential personnel were required to work at Fort Bliss.

El Paso Independent School District also had a delay Friday but it only affected teachers and administrative workers because students were still on vacation. Children could be seen in parks and front yards throwing snowballs and making snowmen.

"It's nice, we don't see this very often. I lived in Wyoming two winters and that is rough," said 73-year-old Ray Flores as he removed snow from his truck Friday morning. "I knew it was coming, I prepared so I don't have to drive today."

Along with Interstate 10, the Texas Department of Transportation reopened U.S. 62-180 after it was closed from El Paso to the New Mexico border for most of Thursday and Friday.

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