Ever seen Buffalo Bayou like this before?--@buffalobayou
The Biscuit Wall's a common sightseeing stop. But seeing it with a snowman? Most tourists won't get to see that--@yazzaspazza
This Stormtrooper from Hoth strikes back against the snow (Photo by Brandon Crimson)
After the Astros' amazing win, we shouldn't let this rain on our parade, or--ice on our parade--@TXDemocrat
This sight's pretty unique--@kristinmariephotos
You could be a much-needed bench warmer along the Marvin Taylor Trail at Hermann Park. (Photo by Byron Barclay.)
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Falling for it--@dianaarevalo
This weather brings a whole new meaning to cracking open a cold one--@8thwonderbrew
Looks like this flag went from free-flying to frozen solid overnight--@teachjourno
The roof is the opposite of on fire, according to this drone's aerial shot--@outdorkitchen
Thanks to the sleet, this is not so much a fountain as an ice bucket--@Seeenigma
Houstonians are getting a peek of stunning winter views Midwesterners and Northerners would view as standard--@vickiooos
Snow days are rare in these parts. Go ahead, jump for joy--@nicolepampell
Snow and palm trees? Come again?--@memyselfceleste
Bet someone's glad they haven't taken down their Christmas lights--@cristali_designs
Looks like somebody's in their element--@s14sweetie04
Some of us have higher Tolerance for the snow--@siaras_world
Polar bear swim at the Bayou Lofts, anyone?--@djmissberri
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Texans have had it up to here with the temperature being down to there. As of noon today, the temperature remained below freezing. In fact, thermometers read 19 degrees in Houston early Wednesday — a low the city hasn’t seen in some 22 years. It’s Day Two of Icepocalypse, and while the sleet, snow, and freezing rain have stopped, Houston is still largely shut down.
It’s true what they’re saying: Texas is Closed.
Schools from Houston to Pasadena, Deerpark to Tomball, are shut down for the second day in a row due to icy road conditions. (Most Houston kids have enjoyed an unexpected five straight days off with Martin Luther King Jr. Day observed on Monday.) According to Houston Transtar, the weather over the past two days has caused more than 30 road closures, and there are nearly 150 roadway locations with ice throughout the region.
After the historic, horrific Hurricane Harvey, you would think we’ve earned a break. For now, the best we can hope for is a break in the ice.
The mid-week break isn’t as welcome as say, a long weekend, and residents are starting to get stir crazy. I’d say Houstonians are getting cabin fever, but it’s not like we’ve got cabins. Those sound pretty good right about now.
We might not be able to warm you up, but PaperCity is here to cheer you up. We’ve rounded up some of the best Icepocalypse photos. What’s cooler than being cool? Ice cold.