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Wintry Weather Forecast Prompts Delays

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    An airplane arrives prepares to leave the gate in the snow at the Syracuse Hancock International Airport as a winter storm arrives on Sunday.

    Central Texas will take a few extra hours to start its day because of a wintry weather forecast.

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning, effective through noon Tuesday, for a strip extending from the Texas Hill Country through metro Austin to metro Houston. A winter weather advisory has been issued for a patch surrounding the warning strip for the same period.

    The Texas secretary of state's office has given counties receiving wintry weather the choice of opening polling places later than the customary 7 a.m. and extending closing times beyond 7 p.m. to compensate.

    By Monday night, only Travis County had delayed opening polling places until 11 a.m. Classes at the University of Texas at Austin and numerous Central Texas school districts also were delayed.