Houston, San Antonio, Austin under winter advisory

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

HOUSTON (AP) - Officials in Southeast Texas are preparing for icy conditions as a cold front could bring sleet, freezing rain and possibly snow.

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for the Houston, Austin and San Antonio areas until midday Tuesday.

The Houston Independent School District, the state's largest with more than 210,000 students, plus schools in Beaumont, Galveston and Fort Bend canceled classes Tuesday due to the threat of inclement weather. Government offices and buildings and courts in Houston as well as in Harris and Galveston counties will also be closed.

Central Texas could also see light freezing rain, sleet and possible snow on Tuesday.

The Texas Department of Transportation and the Texas Department of Public Safety are monitoring roadways.

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