Texas Winter Storm: In Pictures

Photos: Winter Storm Cripples Life In Texas A frigid blast of winter weather across the U.S. plunged Texas into an unusually icy emergency Monday that knocked out power to more than 2 million people and shut down grocery stores and dangerously snowy roads.

February 19, 2021

A man walks across a frozen lake at Cottonwood Park in Richardson, Texas. Temperatures in the region continue to remain below freezing heading into Friday.


Traffic is sparse on the snow-covered I-45 near The Woodlands Parkway following an overnight snowfall in The Woodlands, Texas. Temperatures plunged into the teens Monday with light snow and freezing rain.

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A snow-covered Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge leads to downtown after a heavy snowfall, in Austin, Texas.

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City of Richardson worker Kaleb Love breaks ice on a frozen fountain, in Richardson, Texas. Temperatures dropped into the single digits as snow shut down air travel and grocery stores.

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Bethany Fischer, right, rests her head on the shoulder of her husband Nic, while staying at a church warming center in Houston. The couple, who lost power at their home on Monday, are part of the more than 4 million people in Texas who still had no power a full day after historic snowfall and single-digit temperatures created a surge of demand for electricity to warm up homes unaccustomed to such extreme lows, buckling the state's power grid and causing widespread blackouts.

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Customers use the light from a cell phone to look in the meat section of a grocery store in Dallas. Even though the store lost power, it was open for cash only sales.

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Cristina Lucero's hands are covered in snow while building a snowman in Houston.

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A truck drives past a highway sign in Houston.

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People wait in line to purchase groceries in Houston.

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Annie Boon, 5, creates a snow angel while sledding with her family in Austin.

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Dozens of people sled down a hill at Mueller Lake Park in Austin. After a heavy night of snow, the National Weather Service has received reports from around Central Texas of snowfall totals as high as half a foot.

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Dr. Karen Ong scrapes ice off of her windshield on 23rd Street in Galveston, Texas, as she heads to work at the University of Texas Medical Branch. A winter storm knocked out power to most of the island and covered southeast Texas in ice and snow.

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Baylor University students enjoy their snow day without classes while posing near a fountain on campus in Waco, Texas. Arctic temperatures caused a massive power outage and brought traffic to a crawl.

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Vehicles drive on snow and sleet covered roads in Spring, Texas.

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A man peers out from under a blanket while trying to stay warm in below freezing temperatures in Houston.

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