More than 4 million Texans went to bed without heat Monday night as record
low temperatures brought a demand for power that the state's electric grid
couldn't keep up with and as another major storm took aim at much of the
country’s mid-section Tuesday.
The storm that dropped snow and ice from Arkansas to Indiana — and brought
record-low temperatures from Oklahoma City to Minnesota’s Iron Range,
where thermometers dipped to minus 38 — was expected to move into the
northeast Tuesday, the National Weather Service said.
Snow, freezing rain and ice are expected from the Ohio Valley to
Pennsylvania and Maine, the forecaster said.
In Texas, 4.3 million homes and businesses were without power as of Monday
night, with the hardest hit area around Galveston and Houston, according
Forecasters warned that the region could see its coldest night in 30 years
as officials pleaded with residents to stay off the roads, conserve power
and seal up drafty windows and doors.
“I’m not gonna’ pretend it’s not gonna’ be a tough night,” Harris County
Judge Lina Hidalgo told reporters Monday. “We’re gonna’ be watching,
responding to crises that come up and let’s get through this together.”
Among the crises that the county had already handled was a power outage —
and subsequent failure of a backup generator — at its public health
department, where more than 8,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine were being
held in cold storage, Hidalgo said.
Thousands of doses were promptly dispatched to the Harris County Jail,
Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, Rice University and elsewhere, she said.
Images from the school showed dozens of shivering students awaiting their
“I literally dropped everything, got everything on and sprinted here, and
apparently everybody had the same thought as me,” one student told NBC
Law enforcement reported two men were found dead along Houston-area
roadways. Causes of death were pending, but officials said the subfreezing
temperatures were likely to blame.
Elsewhere in Texas, San Antonio International Airport canceled all flights
scheduled for Tuesday, and the Dallas Stars delayed a National Hockey
League game against the Nashville Predators in an effort to conserve
The Houston Chronicle, meanwhile, was forced to stop producing its print
edition after its plant lost power at 2 a.m. In a note to subscribers, the
newspaper said that hadn't even happened when the city was battered by
Hurricane Harvey in 2017.
Power outages forced Abilene, a city of about 170,000 residents, to shut
down its water service.
In a bid to save power, officials in Dallas said their skylines would go
dark, and Kansas City did the same.
Kansas City, Missouri, like cities scattered across the U.S., including in
Tennessee and Iowa, were threatened with rolling power outages Monday. The
Southwest Power Pool, a group of utilities across 17 states, called for
rolling outages because the supply of reserve energy had been exhausted.
The Pacific Northwest was hammered by a weekend storm and was dealing with
lingering problems Monday, with hundreds of thousands of people in Oregon
still in the dark after heavy snow and ice brought down tree branches this
weekend and blocked storm drains in Washington state and Idaho, raising
concerns about flooding.
Nearly 5,000 power lines were brought down by ice and tree limbs and
multiple transmission lines were severely damaged by the storm that swept
The National Weather Service said the next storm was expected to move from
the Rockies into the Southern Plains on Tuesday, bringing freezing rain to
east Texas and Louisiana and as much as 8 inches of snow to parts of
Oklahoma, Arkansas and southern Missouri.
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