The Slatonite’s Feb. 6 edition will be coming to customers slightly later than normal this week.
Due to heavy snow, dangerous road conditions and limited visibility between Slaton and sister paper Snyder, who prints The Slatonite, the edition will be not be in stands or delivered until Thursday. Online subscribers will get their digital edition at the normal time.
A winter snow warning has been in effect all through the night Feb. 4-5, and has now been downgraded to winter weather advisory, which affects Slaton and cities in the surrounding area.
It remains a warning in the south and east of the advisory, which includes Post and Snyder.
Snowfall will vary from light to moderate here, while it can get heavy in the southern parts of West Texas.
According to DriveTexas.org’s Road Conditions Map, there are reports of ice and/or snow on all major roads in and out of Lubbock, including Hwy. 84.
Although we cannot deliver the printed edition today, The Slatonite will be updating the website a little earlier than normal this afternoon (Feb. 5) to give a teaser of this week’s edition.
We will let everyone know when the paper itself will be available here and on our website – www.slatonitenews.com.
Currently, we are planning to have the printed edition in Slaton tomorrow afternoon, but will update the status as needed.
We thank everyone for their patience and understanding. Those who have to be outside and on the roads, be safe in your travels.