Here are inclement weather updates for southeast Houston from Feb. 13-16

Impending inclement weather could result in unsafe roadways early next week, spurring some local closures and postponements. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Impending inclement weather could result in unsafe roadways early next week, spurring some local closures and postponements. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Impending inclement weather could result in unsafe roadways early next week, spurring some local closures and postponements. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Updated 5:30 p.m. Feb. 15

As wintry weather arrives in the Greater Houston area, several local institutions are adapting planned classes and events.

Here is the latest on closures, delays and other related news for southeast Houston. This story will be updated as information becomes available. Click here to see photos from local residents of the snowy start to the week of Feb. 15.

City of League City

All city buildings will be closed, and all city programming canceled, on Feb. 16 including city hall, municipal courts, the Helen Hall Library and the Hometown Heroes Recreation Center. All city parks will be closed Feb. 16, and there will be no trash pickup. Residents can check the city's website and Facebook page for updates.




Local ISDs

Friendswood, Clear Creek and Pearland ISDs are not holding classes Feb. 15 due to Presidents Day. As of the evening of Feb. 15, all three districts will also remain closed Feb. 16.

CCISD planned its Feb. 16 closure as early Feb. 12; FISD and PISD were initially holding classes remotely Feb. 16, but canceled amid widespread power outages.

University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake, including UHCL Pearland and the Texas Medical Center, are
closed Feb. 15 and 16 due to power and operational outages associated with the winter storm, per a late morning news release Feb. 15. All classes and activities, both online and face-to-face, are cancelled.

UHCL's campus closure status can be checked by visiting the Emergency Alert website or calling the UHCL Hotline at 281-283-2221.

College of the Mainland


All classes and operations are canceled Feb. 15 and 16, and no visitors are allowed on campus. Updates are available at www.com.edu.

Exploration Green

The nonprofit conservancy has postponed its wetland walkabout event scheduled for Feb. 13, per an email blast sent at noon Feb. 12. A new date has not yet been chosen. Exploration Green will remain open during daylight hours for visitor use, but there will be no exhibits or conducted tours Feb. 13.
By Colleen Ferguson
A native central New Yorker, Colleen Ferguson worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. Colleen graduated from Syracuse University in 2019, where she worked for the campus's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange, with a degree in Newspaper and Online Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a degree in Spanish language and culture. Colleen previously interned with The Journal News/lohud, where she covered the commute in the greater New York City area.

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