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Fort Bend County Emergency Management
Friday December 4th, 2009 :: 02:07 p.m. CST


SE Texas Winter Storm - Situation Update: Reports of Heavy Snowfall Throughout the County

Fort Bend County activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 7:00 am today. The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) moved to readiness level 2 at 11:30 a.m. The EOC is partially activated and staff from the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) are monitoring the snow situation closely.

- Reports of heavy snowfall throughout county, heaviest snowfall still in the southern part of Fort Bend County.
- Several inches of slush are currently building up on roads.
- Temperature is expected to drop to freezing in the afternoon, and stay at or below freezing until tomorrow morning.
- Dangerous road conditions may be present after freezing temperatures set in.
- Public Transportation is cutting back service in response to the weather conditions.
- Commuter service provided by TREK is shutting down at 12 Noon; and only medically-related demand responsive transports will be made after 1:00 pm. The County's Public Transportation Department is coordinating with area Senior Centers and dialysis centers to ensure safe transport for those who are at such facilities.
- All non-essential Fort Bend County employees have been dismissed as of 12:00 noon today.
- School Closure information is still coming in, and will be posted on district websites when available.
- Katy ISD announced an early dismissal: Secondary campuses at 12:35 and Elementary campuses at 1:40
- Update: Fort Bend ISD: Still on regular schedule, but all evening activities are canceled. SAT Testing scheduled for Saturday will be rescheduled.
- Lamar CISD: Still on regular schedule, but evening activities cancelled
- Needville ISD: will be releasing students at 1 PM today. Buses will run their regular afternoon routes at that time. All NISD activities scheduled for tonight have also been cancelled.
- Stafford Municipal School District: after-school student and athletic activities have been cancelled for Friday
- Calvary Episcopal School: School will dismiss at 2pm today. Students may be picked up at their regular carpool or walk up area at 2pm.
- is operated by the Harris County Department of Education and is posting school closure information for much of the region.
- New: Fort Bend County Road and Bridge is actively assisting cities in sanding operations, while monitoring and sanding county roads.
- New: At this time all county roads are passable.
- New: All DPS Administrative and Driver's Licence Offices closed at Noon today due to deteriorating weather conditions.
- New: Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office deputies will be patrolling the Westpark Tollway and Fort Bend Parkway all night; report problems to HCTRA Dispatch at 281 584-7500.
- New: Fort Bend County HHS has cancelled H1N1 and childhood immunization vaccination clinics for tomorrow Saturday, Dec. 5

Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management will be updating our website throughout the day, and will keep you updated as conditions change.

For road conditions and closures, check TranStar: or the TXDOT website:

There is also a significant amount of information and updates on social media sites.

FBCOEM's Facebook page has information:
FBCOEM's Twitter page:
Twitter "HashTag" (category): #HouSnow #Storm09
Please let us know if there are developments we are missing by submitting an inquiry, or contacting us via our social networking sites.

Fort Bend County Emergency Management
307 Fort St
Richmond, TX 77469

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 281-342-6185

Fort Bend County OEM

307 Fort St
Richmond, TX 77469

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