PHOTOS: Houstonians face coldest temperatures in decades

Parkgoers brought inner tubes to Buffalo Bayou Park for sledding
Parkgoers brought inner tubes to Buffalo Bayou Park for sledding. (Emma Whalen/Community Impact Newspaper)

Parkgoers brought inner tubes to Buffalo Bayou Park for sledding. (Emma Whalen/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Westheimer Road and other roadways are impassable, stuck under a layer of ice and snow. (Jake MaGee/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Buffalo Bayou Park is covered in layer of snow and ice. (Emma Whalen/Community Impact Newspaper)
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A snow-covered Montrose apartment complex overlooks an empty pool. (Jake MaGee/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The Federal Reserve on Taft Street and Allen Parkway is coated with snow. (Emma Whalen/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Houston City Hall is closed for the day as much of downtown Houston is iced over. (Courtesy City of Houston)
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Parkgoers brought inner tubes to Buffalo Bayou Park for sledding. (Emma Whalen/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Allen Parkway and other roads are impassable, stuck under a layer of ice and snow. (Emma Whalen/Community Impact Newspaper)
As much of the city became blanketed in snow and ice overnight, Houstonians faced the coldest temperatures since at least 1989, meteorologists reported Feb. 15. Read on for photos of residents and streetscapes.
By Emma Whalen
Emma is Community Impact Newspaper's Houston City Hall reporter. Previously, she covered public health, education and features for several Austin-area publications. A Boston native, she is a former student athlete and alumna of The University of Texas at Austin.


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