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Drier air moves in for today. Still a very hot afternoon expected. Temps in the mid 90's. A dry weekend is in store with mid and upper 90's. We'll start to see rain chances return by Monday. But we start the week off in the upper 90's. More rain through mid week will drop our afternoon highs down to the lower 90's through Wednesday.
Ice causes problems on Southeast Texas roads
HOUSTON - by KHOU 11 News and www.khou.com
Several minor crashes were reported as road crews responded to icy conditions across the Houston area before sunrise Tuesday.
Patches of ice were reported along S. Gessner near Highway 290, and a major crash was reported nearby at Hempstead Highway shortly after 6:30 a.m. The road was closed and drivers were forced to turn around.
Later in the morning on W. Orem in southwest Houston a fender bender was reported at Townwood Drive. It appeared a driver hit an ice patch, causing two SUVs to collide.
Other minor wrecks occurred along the North Freeway frontage road near Crosstimbers. Officials closed the freeways north and southbound frontage roads as well as ramps in the area.
There were no reports of serious injuries.
And shortly before 5 a.m. crews treated both sides of the Westpark Tollway with sand after ice formed on the underpass at the Southwest Freeway. The tollway was briefly closed in both directions.
Temperatures in Houston bottomed out in the 10s and 20s early Tuesday morning. No precipitation fell overnight, so the icy conditions were caused by water draining onto the roadways.