UPDATED: Winter storm warning in effect through midnight Wednesday, Jan. 17; closures Richmond and Fort Bend County residents should know

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UPDATED Wednesday, Jan. 17 12:21 p.m.

The City of Richmond offices will close early at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17 and will reopen 7:30 a.m. Thursday, January 18, according to the city’s website. 

The Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority is still advising residents to stay off the roads, according to a tweet from the department.

UPDATED Tuesday, Jan. 16 4:59 p.m
Lamar Consolidated campuses and facilities will remain closed through Wednesday, Jan. 17, according to the district.

Texas State Technical College’s Fort Bend County campus will resume classes 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 17, according to the college’s website. Wharton County Junior College will remain closed through Wednesday, January 17.  WCJC has not announced if classes will resume Thursday yet.


UPDATED Tuesday Jan. 16 4:36 p.m.

All Fort Bend County offices and courts will be closed Wednesday, January 17, according to the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management.

Fort Bend County offices and courts will open at their regular time on Thursday, January 18.

Original Post Tuesday Jan. 16 11:35 a.m.
The hard freeze that went into effect Monday night has resulted in dangerous icy roads and power outages across the Greater Houston area Tuesday, Jan. 16.

Richmond-area residents woke up to freezing rain this morning and can expect snowflakes later this afternoon, according to ABC13. Temperatures will drop into the mid 20s by Tuesday night, and road conditions are expected to worsen.

A Winter Storm Warning for southeast Texas in effect until midnight Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Richmond city offices will close at noon Tuesday, and reopen 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 17, according to a Facebook post from the city. Lamar Consolidated ISD has closed all campus locations. The Jan. 16 school board meeting has also been cancelled, according to a tweet from the district. All Fort Bend County offices are also closed, according to county officials.

Several power outages have been reported in the Rosenberg and Needville areas, as well as Sugar Land and Missouri City, according to CenterPoint energy. About 30 outages have been reported in the Katy area as of 11 a.m. Tuesday, Residents can continue to track outages here.

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