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Snow in Austin, Texas: another excuse for students to stay up late

Tamir Kalifa / AP

University of Texas at Austin students rejoice at 3:00 a.m. Friday morning Feb. 4 as one of the heaviest snowfalls in years blankets the city during below freezing temperatures.

Tamir Kalifa / AP

University of Texas at Austin students Grant Schaeffer and Victoria Zapata build a snowman in the middle of the intersection of Speedway and 24th St. at 3:00 a.m. Friday morning Feb. 4 as one of the heaviest snowfalls in years blanketed the city during below freezing temperatures.

Freezing rain was forecast overnight in southern Texas, southwest Louisiana and northern Alabama, with snow in some places. Read the full story here, or look at wintry scenes in a slideshow from the Dallas / Fort Worth area.