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Results of a rare snowy polar vortex in Texas

No power, no water and no preparations

Jocelyn Tatum/The Collegian
Looking south down University Boulevard at the Trinity River,
which is frozen over for the first time in many years.
Kristal Blankinship/The Collegian
River Legacy Park in Arlington, spanning 1,300 acres, was
blanketed in snow during winter storm Uri.
Azul Sordo/The Collegian
People begin preparing for the storm at a Target in Weatherford. The polar vortex left Texas residents without electricity and water.
Jocelyn Tatum/The Collegian
The Fort Worth Zoo is normally open 365 days a year, making the empty parking lot this week an unusual sight to see.
Kristal Blankinship/The Collegian
Heavy snowfall in North Texas hasn’t occurred since February 2015. There was little snow in 2020.
Azul Sordo/The Collegian
A resilient plant sprouts up in spite of the freezing temperatures. Tarrant County was covered in several inches of ice and snow.
Photo courtesy of Lauren Foster
View of snowy, powerless downtown Fort Worth from floor 15 of the Omni Hotel.
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