Stubborn Freezing Temps Make Driving Hazardous


Update: 9 p.m.

Stay warm and stay safe, Houston. 

And: Stay home if you can, officials say.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until midnight Tuesday for the Gulf Coast.

The wintry mix of rain, snow and sleet that fell across the region most of the day has tapered off -- but there will still be icy roads and bridges across the greater Houston area into Wednesday.

Meteorologists expect Hard Freeze Warnings and Wind Chill Advisories to be issued in the evening because falling temperatures.

Dozens of school districts will remain closed on Wednesday.

People are being asked by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner to be extremely careful if they absolutely have to go out -- or even better, to stay home -- and the American Red Cross is encouraging people to look out for their neighbors.

Thousands are without electricity because of power outages, according to CenterPoint Energy statistics.

Houston's two major airports have endured delays and cancellations of flights.

METRO suspended all bus service at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday until further notice because of dangerous road conditions.

The Galleria closed early for the day on Tuesday.

People who see dangerous conditions or need information are being encouraged to call 311.




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