Due to dangerous road conditions, all main lanes of Hwy. 59 and the Grand Parkway through Sugar Land remain closed, according to an 8 a.m. weather update from the city. Feeder roads are open; however, the city warns that all roads will be difficult to and unsafe to drive on.
Furthermore, the city states that nearly half of Sugar Land is without power. These outages are in part a response to strain on the state's electrical grid. However, the city said dangerous driving conditions have slowed repairs to power infrastructure resulting in longer-lasting power outages, which could last throughout the day Feb. 17.
The city of Sugar Land is preparing for another bout of potentially freezing rain Feb. 17, which could extend hazardous road conditions into Feb. 18.
For more information from the city on how to stay safe during freezing temperatures, click here.