PHOTOS: See scenes of snow and ice throughout Greater Houston following Feb. 15 storm

Buffalo Bayou Park is covered in layer of snow and ice. (Emma Whalen/Community Impact Newspaper)
Buffalo Bayou Park is covered in layer of snow and ice. (Emma Whalen/Community Impact Newspaper)

Buffalo Bayou Park is covered in layer of snow and ice. (Emma Whalen/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Streets of the MarBella neighborhood are snowy as seen from above the morning of Feb. 15. (Courtesy Rico Daniels)
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Katy Council Member Chris Harris shared an aerial drone view of the city Feb. 15. (Courtesy Chris Harris)
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Harris County Sheriff's Department vehicles were among the few vehicles on snow-covered Cypresswood Drive in the Spring area Feb. 15. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Fort Bend County was among the Greater Houston area locales affected by the Feb. 15 freeze and snow storm. (Courtesy Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office)
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Spring Benders Landing in The Woodlands accumulated half an inch to an inch of snow. (Courtesy Tim Roadnight)
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Children made snow angels in driveways of some Houston-area neighborhoods. (Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Hwy. 249 was covered with ice and snow early Feb. 15. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
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An entry to the Westwood subdivision in Tomball was covered in snow Feb. 15. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Dylan Carey, age 2, enjoys a snow day in Friendswood's Forest Bend neighborhood. (Courtesy Devin Eppolito)
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Residents of the Prestonwood Forest neighborhood in Harris County covered plants with blankets and tarps to protect them from the cold. (Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Sugar Land and Missouri City residents bundled up to play in snow. (Courtesy Julia Thompson)
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Downtown Houston saw transit services affected by the snow. (Courtesy Houston METRO)
Snow, sleet and freezing rain that lingered into the morning of Feb. 15 coated the Greater Houston area in a layer of ice, resulting in power outages and widespread disruption of travel. Despite temperatures in the teens, many residents took time to enjoy the rare snowfall in Harris County and neighboring counties.


According to the National Weather Service, as of 5 p.m. Feb. 15, a hard freeze warning and a wind chill warning remain in effect until noon Feb. 16. Temperatures were expected to again descend into the low teens the night of Feb. 15 and the morning of Feb. 16, according to the NWS.
By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.


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