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University of Houston Emergency Operations Center
DATE: January 27, 2014 5:19:17 PM CST
Document Number: 2617
Weather Alert: UH Monitoring Winter Storm Warning

A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for portions of Southeast Texas including the Houston region from 3 a.m. until 6 p.m., Tuesday (Jan. 28).

An arctic airmass over North Texas will push south tonight driving temperatures below freezing by 4 a.m. Tuesday across much of Southeast Texas. Sleet and freezing rain are expected throughout the day. Bridges could ice up with accumulations of up to .05 to .10 inches. The winter precipitation should taper off by Tuesday evening. University of Houston Department of Public Safety (UHDPS) will continue to monitor this winter storm warning that is in effect for the Houston/Harris county area and will provide updates as needed.

University of Houston (UH) buildings will remain open. If conditions are deemed too unsafe for travel, the official information source regarding possible delayed start times, class cancellations, etc., will be the UH Emergency Operations Center website: www.uh.edu/emergency. An email will also be sent to UH (main campus) faculty, staff and students with an update at 5 a.m. For information regarding individual events, contact the event organizer.

Instructions on how to update your emergency contact information are available for faculty/staff and students on the emergency website.

Please monitor local media and the National Weather Service for the latest forecasts. Road conditions may be found at TxDOT Highway Conditions and Houston TranStar Traffic Map.

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