WINTER STORM UPDATE: Power outages could last for hours


Here's the latest on the winter storm hitting Houston and Texas as of Monday morning:

More than 2.5 million Texans have no power this morning. Texas' power grid has experienced a systemwide failure as demand surged because of the freezing temperatures. Outages across the state could last for hours due to multiple power generation plants that are offline, according to officials. An estimated 75% of Texas power generation capacity is impacted.

There have been at least 134 crashes across Houston, according to HPD Chief Art Acevedo. At least 8 cars were involved in one wreck just south of Downtown on the Gulf Freeway. That caused by the ice on the freeway. There are more than 160 roadway locations with ice. You can look at a complete list HERE.

Bush and Hobby airports have closed because of the weather. The ice that accumulated on the airfield is the issue there. They will try to de-ice both airfields throughout the day.

School closings: Most are off today for President's Day. We have the complete list at HERE, as each district has a different plan for remote and in class learning.

President Biden approved an emergency declaration for the state of Texas and ordered federal assistance to supplement state and local response efforts.

HEB reported record sales this weekend because of storm preparations. Both HEB and Kroger will be open from 9am to 7pm today.

Snow in the Galleria

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content