Snow Loco Laredo

Well, it happened, even if for only 2 minutes. It snowed in Laredo and everyone went nuts. On my way home I saw one accident on McPherson and two on I-35.

Photo courtesy of Power Hits

These are the latest notifications that people worried about the cold and rolling brownouts have sent out:

Pro8News = multiple accidents being reported around town, Laredo PD is asking for no unnecessary travel. Roads have become icy & dangerous

From TAMIU employees = DUSTYALRT SUBJ: Classes Cancelled
MSG:Classes this evening are cancelled effective 7 pm. Friday classes and office hours begin at 10 a.m.

From Cindy Liendo = Due to expected freeze: Starting tonight, Thur. Feb 3, 2011 @ 8 PM, Public Works crews will begin sanding down all bridges and other city streets, as necessary. The following bridges will be closed: LCC/Washington;Santa Ursula Down Ramp;Meadow over Tex/Mex Railway; LaFayette Bridge; Other bridges and streets may be closed, as necessary.

From Visit Laredo = Non-essential City of Laredo employees must report to work on Friday, February 4, 2011 by 10 AM. All others must report at 8 AM.

Webb County PIO: Please be advised that all Head Start and Early Head Start classes have been cancelled for Friday, Feb 4th

Laredo Independent School District students are expected in class on Friday, February 4. However, LISD is delaying the start of the school day by two hours. LISD elementary and middle schools will begin their classes at 10:00 a.m., while high schools start the day at 10:15 a.m.

United Independent School District = Please be advised that classes will be cancelled for tomorrow, Friday, February 4th due to the possibility of frozen precipitation in our forecast. Our bad weather make-up day will be Monday, May 30th—which was designated as a holiday for all. All Campuses, Departments, and Tax Office will be closed all day tomorrow, Friday, February 4, 2011. All employees will be off. Activities, for today, Thursday, February 3rd, involving UISD transportation services have been cancelled. This includes the following: All Middle School Athletic Games scheduled for this evening have been cancelled and rescheduled for Saturday, February 5, 2011. All tutorials for today are cancelled; All student activity bus routes have been cancelled as well. The after School Day Care at the Elementary campuses will remain open through 6:00 p.m. this evening. High School Activities scheduled for Friday, February 5th are on schedule as the forecast for Friday is favorable. Out of town travel may begin as early as 12 noon on Friday, February 5th. We will resume our regular schedule on Monday, February 7th, 2011

Laredo Community College doesn’t have any updates because they took today off, too :).

If you have other “Blizzard of 2011 in Laredo” photos, send them to quefregados@gmail.com & I would be glad to post. I won’t call you “Loco Laredoan,” I will call you “Snow Curious Resident” – ha.

Reader Sue also sent a link to the Highway Condition Reporting System and she states, “check this map to see if your route is closed or open & if you have to go out- be careful” and “or you can call 1(800)452-9292 to check on TXDoT Road Condition reports.” Thanks, Sue!!

Submissions are rolling in – very pretty:

Photo submitted by Lupita Guerrero

Photo submitted by Lupita Guerrero - BEAUTIFUL!


Courtesy of Gil Rocha - titled "his windshield"


Courtesy of Monica McGettrick from the Paul Young parking lot


photo courtesy of Laura

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5 Responses to Snow Loco Laredo

  1. Keyrose says:

    As of right now, LCC staff should report to work at 8:00 a.m. Friday. Plans might change depending on conditions.

  2. Dan says:

    I went to H-E-B and it was packed. People seem to be panicking and buying bottled water, batteries and toilet paper. The end of the world is near – snow in Laredo! From a northerner’s perspective it was pretty funny to watch.

    However, on a serious note, as i look out at the street right now it looks pretty slick. Caution while driving, or not driving if it can be avoided, seems like sage advice at this point.

    Dan

  3. Dan says:

    Here is a picture of Blizzard 2011 from the field lab blog out in terlingua.

    http://thefieldlab.blogspot.com/

    Field lab is an interesting project and blog documenting an experiment in sustainable living mostly “off the grid” in the middle of nowhere near terlingua, tx. For more info see http://www.thefieldlab.org

    dan

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