Spring, Texas – December 29th, 2017 (Harris County OEM): According to the National Weather Service (NWS), a strong cold front will cross the region on New Year’s Eve (Sunday). There is a low probability that this system will bring light rain, and moisture on the ground and roads may freeze. Temperature lows Tuesday and Wednesday morning could fall into the lower 20’s and may result in a hard freeze.
Overnight temperatures are expected to fall near to or below freezing by Monday morning and fall below freezing each night through Friday morning.
Colder temperatures may impact individuals displaced or affected from Harvey that are utilizing temporary or makeshift housing.
The Harris County Toll Road Authority and the Texas Department of Transportation are pre-treating roadways as a precaution.
What you need to do:
Remember the 4 P’s for preparing your home for Winter Weather
- PEOPLE: Keep your family warm and check on any elderly family or neighbors that may need extra blankets, winterizing their homes or a warm place to stay.
- PETS: Dogs and cats get cold too. Bring them inside at night to keep them healthy and safe.
- PLANTS: Either cover plants to keep them warm at night or bring them inside so they can flourish.
- PIPES: Cover exposed pipes to prevent freezing and breaks.
Stay safe on the roads
- DRIVE SAFELY: Check roads before heading out. If icy conditions are present, drive slower and give yourself extra stopping distance. Take extra caution on bridges and overpasses as they will ice quickly.
- PREPARE YOU CAR: Have a car safety kit and consider having a blanket and extra phone charger in case you are stranded.
- SPACE HEATER SAFETY: Use electric space heaters with automatic shut-off switches and non-glowing elements. Remember to keep all heating sources away from drapes and furniture.
- POWER OUTAGE: Have a flashlight, extra batteries, portable cell phone charger, warm clothes, blankets and a weather radio in case power goes out. If it gets too cold, go to a public place like the mall or a library to heat up.
- STAY INFORMED: Check weather reports and local media for the latest conditions.
Mother and Daughter Killed, Husband and Two Sons Injured in Overnight Fire
Spring, Texas – January 2oth, 2018: At approximately 1:30 AM, units with the Spring Fire Department were dispatched to a residential fire with victims trapped in the 2300 block of Pebworth Place, Spring, Texas. Units arrived on scene and found heavy fire from a single-family residence.
Prior to our arrival, Deputies from Harris County Constable Precinct 4 acted heroically and were able to rescue a child from a back bedroom. One adult male and two children were transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital with injuries. The conditions were listed as critical to stable. One adult female and one child were found deceased inside the residence.
The Harris County Fire Marshals Office responded to the scene and conducted an investigation. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Ponderosa Fire Department, Harris County ESD#24/Aldine Fire & Rescue, Cypress Creek EMS and Emergency Chaplain Group assisted with the fire.
Flight Cancellations Rising By The Hour Due To Icy Conditions
Houston, Texas – January 16th, 2018: Winter weather in the Houston area has resulted in numerous cancellations and delays of inbound and outbound flights at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
As of 10:45 AM, 572 flights in and out of IAH have been canceled and 80 flights have been delayed. This number continues to go up minute by minute.
The FAA has implemented a Traffic Management Program that remains in effect at this time.
|Due to SNOW/ICE RWY TREATMENT, there is a Traffic Management Program in effect for traffic arriving George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport, Houston, TX (IAH).|
The Houston Airport System advises all passengers to contact their airline for updates on their specific flight.
Winter Weather Update – Icy Conditions on Roadways | LIVE UPDATES
Spring, Texas – January 16th, 2018: Winter Storm Warning continues in Harris County. Winter conditions may cause icy conditions on roadways. Listen to local officials for any road closures and safety information. Check road conditions before driving. Conditions will worsen throughout the day. Harris County motorists are urged to report icy roadways via the Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Motorist Assistance Line: 713-CALL MAP (713-225-5627).
ICY ROADWAY CONDITIONS (CHECK BACK FOR LIVE UPDATES):
*Please note that a rolling list of roadways conditions are only available on desktop computers.
Please note that driving on roadways is discouraged at this time. Conditions will worsen throughout the day. Stay tuned to Spring Happenings for updates throughout the day.