Texans say the trees are literally exploding given the icy temperatures in the Lone Star State caused by Storm Landon, and some residents described the phenomenon as ‘sounding like gunshots going off.’.
This time through Thursday morning, Texas was experiencing about 70.000 outages, far short of the 4 million reported in 2021.
Analytical on how the storm and the federal government’s efforts to keep the lights on for Texans might have an impact on the race for governor.
This week’s icing on the cake of Hurricane Landon was the worst in decades in the history of Texas.
Some experts, though, say the state’s electric grid has improved, but it’s far from being repaired.
On Friday, the website FlightAware revealed that the weather in Texas was also affecting air traffic across the State while hundreds of flights were cancelled at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
A major highway in Austin deep in the heart of central Texas turned into a snowblower hill as the high frosty conditions continue into an afternoon
The Kerville Police Department said the accident occurred about 9.30pm on Thursday night after the tractor trailer tried to break off as it passed a traffic stop.
Let’s look out for one another as this storm gets worse in Texas.
We will share info on power outages, warming centers, road conditions, and more in this thread.
Please add additional info. pic.twitter.com/N3yhpYs4go
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) February 3, 2022
TEXANS: Be prepared for winter weather.
Build your emergency kit: https://t.co/ZZGc4HptOB
Monitor road conditions: https://t.co/oUTB99bTcA
Heed guidance from local & state officials.
For more information on Texas winter weather resources visit⬇️https://t.co/e3KOz1O9SW
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) February 2, 2022
Texas power grid was slated to hit a record high demand w/the heat on Tuesday.
It didn’t happen!
New strategies & tools used at ERCOT & PUC are increasing capacity & reducing demand.
Result: ERCOT easily met demand as the chart below shows—with 8,000 Megawatts to spare. pic.twitter.com/te0EnlNfaA
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) August 25, 2021