Outages, warming stations, boil water notices: 3 things to know in Spring, Klein

As the winter storm continues to cripple much of Texas, here is what you need to know for the Spring area. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
As the winter storm continues to cripple much of Texas, here is what you need to know for the Spring area. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

As the winter storm continues to cripple much of Texas, here is what you need to know for the Spring area. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)



Hundreds of Spring and Klein residents are still without power as CenterPoint Energy continues to struggle through intense winter weather.

As of Feb. 18, 286 residents of Spring and Klein are without power. Although more than a million CenterPoint customers were out of power at one time, CenterPoint's outage tracker shows 98.5% of customers now have power, meaning 39,618 customers are still without power as of 8:59 a.m. Feb. 18.


In response to the intense cold, the Texas Department of Transportation released a map of warming stations across the state. One is located within the Spring area.

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The city of Houston is currently under a boil water notice. The notice was issued Feb. 17 as freezing temperatures caused low water pressure throughout the region. Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo encouraged Houston residents in a press conference to brace for ongoing winter weather.

“This is no longer just an emergency. It’s clear that it is a disaster,” Hidalgo said. “Since we last stood here 24 hours ago, we’ve not seen sustainable improvements just yet in the power situation."

Correction: This article incorrectly said thousands of Spring and Klein residents are without power. The sentence has been changed to "hundreds."

By Andy Li
Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now works as the reporter for the Conroe/Montgomery edition of Community Impact Newspaper.


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