There have been reports of power outages, unsafe driving conditions, and road closures all over the Katy area. Here's what you need to know about the Winter Storm that hit Katy overnight.
KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
January 16, 2018
Katy Magazine Editors
Important Updates and Reminders for Winter Weather in Katy, Texas:
POWER OUTAGES in the following areas:
Parts of Cinco Ranch
Cross Creek Ranch
Katy Creek Ranch
Westheimer Lakes North
ROADS CLOSED IN KATY
Grand parkway flyover at Westpark at 1093 is closed due to ice. Houston Mayor advises ice likely to be on the roads through Wednesday.
Hundreds of flights have been delayed out of Bush and Hobby Airports.
DON'T GET STRANDED
Even if you are able to get to your destination this morning safely you may not be able to get back later which is one of the reasons experts are recommending staying put
All overpasses on Grand Parkway in Katy are closed due to ice. More road closures are likely to continue today and possibly through the next two days. Officials are encouraging people to stay home and off roads today and possibly tomorrow. Freezing temps with icy roadways will create dangerous driving conditions.
FREEZING COLD TEMPS
Temperatures are expected to remain in the 20s this afternoon and into the evening hours.
Some Katy residents are seeing snow flurries and light hail as of early this morning.
BEWARE OF ICE ON FOOT
Walking on ice is not safe either so be careful when you're outside.
If you MUST drive avoid any areas with high overpasses or bridges. If you drive somewhere, you MAY get stuck there for up to two days.
PETS, PIPES, PLANTS, and POOLS
Keep pets inside, cover your pipes and plants, and turn on your pools through the freeze.