Transportation

Houston Roads Could Still Be Dangerous Overnight

Although the worst of the winter weather is over — Harris County officials warn there could be more problems on the roads tonight.

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Between frozen overpasses and bridges and hasty drivers, the morning commute wasn’t a pretty one.

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett cautions drivers in the region that there are more risks tonight.

“It’s already melting and the roadways are improving, but wherever there’s water left on the road tonight it’s very likely to refreeze and we’re going to see, hopefully to a lesser extent, but a similar situation in the morning.”

Emmett was a guest on KUHF’s Houston Matters. He says people should try to stay off the roads until tomorrow.

“If you do have to get out, then check and see and if you can find a way to go on surface roads rather than on freeways where you have the high overpasses.”

Emmett says Houston ice storms don’t last very long, but they can still be treacherous because people here aren’t accustomed to dealing with the icy conditions.

Anyone who was on the freeways this morning can attest to that.

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Laurie Johnson-Ramirez leads news coverage for Houston Public Media across broadcast and digital platforms. Ramirez is a native Houstonian who started her career at Houston Public Media in 2002. Before becoming News Director, Ramirez held the position of Executive Producer for Daily News, leading daily and breaking news coverage, helping...

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