Sunday, December 21, 2014




Advertise with us

Weather updates: Flights resume at Victoria airport

Jan. 24, 2014 at 9:05 a.m.
Updated Jan. 23, 2014 at 7:24 p.m.

Ice frozen on a flower early Friday morning in Victoria.

Share your photos

Share your photos by sending them to share@

victoriaadvocate.net. You can also upload them here. To see all the user-contributed weather photos, go here.

If your organization has cancellation announcements, please post here, email tmartinez@vicad.com, or call the newsroom at 361-574-1222. We will update this post as we receive new information. If you have any weather photos to share, please email to share@VictoriaAdvocate.net and photo/video editor Kat Duncan at kduncan@vicad.com. Thank you.


1:40 p.m. update: Flights have resumed at Victoria Regional Airport. Weather in Houston and in Victoria the remainder of the day will determine the status of flights the remainder of the day.

1:11 p.m. update: The Native American Cultural Event Day at The Texas Zoo has been postponed due to freezing temperatures predicted for Friday evening.


12:15 p.m. update: AEP confirmed that power was restored in Quail Creek this morning, but that about 200 customers had their power cut back off. AEP spokesman Elgin Janssen said workers are trying to restore power.


11:45 a.m. update: Because of hazardous road conditions, Wharton County Junior College is closing all campuses effective immediately for Friday and Saturday. All classes, day and evening, are cancelled. The college will reopen as scheduled on Monday.


10:50 a.m. update:Nazareth Academy has cancelled school today due to a power outage.


10:47 a.m. update: All Victoria East and Victoria West boys and girls soccer games for Friday night have been canceled.


10:35 a.m. update: Schools in the Victoria school district are open Friday. After morning outages, power has been restored at Smith Elementary School, Vickers Elementary and Aloe Elementary School, said Diane Boyett, VISD communications director.


10:30 a.m. update: Schools in the Victoria school district are open Friday. Power has been restored at Vickers Elementary and Aloe Elementary School. Power at Smith Elementary School should return by 10:45 a.m., said Diane Boyett, VISD communications director.

-- Carolina Astrain


10 a.m. update: Schools in the Victoria school district are open Friday. Power has been restored at Vickers Elementary and work is underway to restore power at Smith Elementary School. Aloe Elementary was also without power earlier this morning.


9:30 a.m. update: Edna ISD has announced schools has been canceled because of of power outages.

• The City of Victoria has issued a travel advisory. Use caution because of icy and wet roads. Here is its message:

Commuters are encouraged to reduce speed, drive carefully and use extreme caution during this Wintry Weather Event.

Ice accumulation has been reported on area bridges and overpasses.

Law Enforcement Agencies across the Golden Crescent Area are reporting traffic incidents due to the icy conditions.


9:25 a.m. Methodist Day school in Victoria has announced there will not be school today.


9:21 a.m. update: Several power outages starting Thursday night have been reported across the Crossroads region. Click here for the full story.

•  The law offices of Rogers Davis LLP are closed for the day. Any appointments will be done via telephonic means.


9:10 update: The Victoria Regional Airport's flights are on indefinite weather delay until further notice.

• There is a reported power outage in the downtown area affecting about 440 customers. AEP reports it has crews in the area working on it.


8:30 a.m. update

Goliad schools are closed all day. The area is also experiencing widespread power outages.


8 a.m. update

According to TxDOT, roadways in and around Victoria are currently open, however there are still patches of ice on bridges and overpasses. Travel is strongly discouraged at this time.


7 a.m. update

To check road conditions in your area go to this TxDOT site.


At 7 a.m., the roads in Victoria were wet but not icy.

Friday's forecast includes a winter storm warning, freeze warning and wind chill advisory until noon, according to the National Weather Service.

Freezing rain and sleet is likely before noon.

Cloudy, with a high near 35. North wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Mostly cloudy Friday night with a low around 27. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.


6:30 a.m. update:

Victoria College: Victoria College announced at 6 a.m. that it will cancel classes until 10 a.m. Friday at all of its locations.

Industrial ISD: Industrial ISD announced this morning that it will delay the start of school until 10:15 at Inez and 10:30 for other campuses. Further review will be announced by 8 a.m.

Calhoun County ISD: Calhoun officials announce this morning that school will start on time Friday.


A winter storm warning is in effect until noon Friday for Victoria County. For all of the latest weather bulletins from the National Weather Service, please click here.


The University of Houston-Victoria will have classes Thursday night as scheduled. On Friday, the UHV Victoria campus will be closed until 10 a.m., and classes will be canceled until then.

At this time, UH Sugar Land, the UH System at Cinco Ranch, the Houston Community College Katy Campus and the Lone Star College University Center at Montgomery in The Woodlands will be open Friday morning. UHV classes held at those sites are canceled on Friday until 10 a.m.

UHV officials will continue to monitor the weather and provide updates as needed at www.uhvemergency.info/go/site/1523/.

Many Crossroads schools have announced changes. Please see list below.


This is the Victoria Independent School District's official message for parents:

"Your child’s safety is critically important to all of us. Due to safety concerns related to weather conditions overnight and in the early morning hours, the start of school on Friday morning will be DELAYED by TWO HOURS. School buses will run normal routes but will be delayed by two hours.

"The two-hour delay will allow for greater visibility and safer travel as the temperatures begin to warm. We urge caution for all motorists.

"Again, schools in Victoria ISD will begin two hours later than the normal start time Friday morning."


A list of businesses and other organizations is below the school announcements.

List of schools

• Austwell ISD announced a delayed start for schools on Friday because of the inclement weather.

•  Bloomington ISD announced a delayed start for school Friday. Classes begin at 10 a.m.

• Calhoun County ISD is planning on regularly scheduled classes unless the weather conditions worsen by 4 a.m.

• The Cuero ISD said because of the likelihood of inclement weather Thursday night and Friday morning that may include hazardous roads, the district will start classes at 10:00 a.m. Friday. Faculty and staff need to report at 9:30 a.m.

• Edna ISD will have a late start at 10:30 a.m.

• Ezzell ISD announced a delayed start for schools on Friday because of the inclement weather. School will begin at 10 a.m., and buses will run 2 hours later.

• Ganado ISD will make a decision at 5:30 a.m. Friday morning

• Goliad ISD announced a delayed opening for schools on Friday because of the inclement weather. School will begin at 10 a.m, and buses will run 2 hours later.

• Hallettsville ISD announced a delayed start for schools on Friday because of the inclement weather. School will begin at 10 a.m., and buses will be delayed at 2 a.m. and no breakfast will be served.

• Industrial ISD announced this morning that it will delay the start of school until 10:15 at Inez and 10:30 for other campuses. Further review will be announced by 8 a.m.

• Meyersville ISD will start classes at 10 a.m., buses will be running 2 hours later.

• Moulton ISD announced a delayed start for schools on Friday because of the inclement weather. School will begin at 10 a.m.

• Nazareth Academy will follow the decision made by Victoria ISD.

• Nordheim ISD will start classes at 9 a.m. and its buses will run one hour later.

• Nursery ISD announces it will delay school until 10 a.m. Friday.

• Refugio ISD announced a delayed start for schools on Friday because of the inclement weather. School will begin at 9 a.m.

• Sacred Heart announced a delayed start for schools on Friday because of the inclement weather. School will begin at 10 a.m.

• St. Joseph High School will have a delayed two-hour start Friday.

• St. Paul ISD announced a delayed start for schools on Friday because of the inclement weather. School will begin at 11 a.m. There will be no lunch, and kids are asked to bring sacked lunches.

• Sweet Home ISD announced a delayed start for schools on Friday because of the inclement weather. School will begin at 10 a.m. There will be no breakfast.

• Victoria: Victoria ISD announced a delayed two-hour start Friday.

• Victoria Christian School announces a delay of school until 10 a.m. tomorrow.

• Vysherad ISD announced a delayed start for schools Friday because of the inclement weather. School will begin at 10 a.m.

• Westhoff ISD announced a delayed start for schools on Friday because of the inclement weather. School will begin at 10 a.m., and buses will pick up students in Cuero at 10 a.m.

• Woodsboro ISD announced a delayed start for schools Friday because of the inclement weather. School will begin at 10 a.m.

• Yoakum ISD will make its decision Friday morning at 6 a.m. "I'll meet with transportation early in the morning around 4:30 a.m., and then we'll notify parents and employees through our Blackboard," said Yoakum Superintendent Tom Kelly.

• Yorktown ISD annouced a delayed opening for schools Friday because of inclement weather. Schools will open at 10 a.m.


Other weather announcements

Manpower of Port Lavaca will be on a 2-hour delay opening at 10 a.m. Phone lines will be open at regular times 8-5 p.m. Shuttle buses for A/B shifts will be running at 10 a.m.


Inteplast will have a delay and the buses will pick up at 10 a.m. Report to work by 11 a.m. due to the weather.


Golden Crescent Head Start classes will follow the decisions made by school districts in each center's location.

The Victoria County Senior Citizens Association announced that both its centers will be closed Friday because of the inclement weather. The decision was made for the safety and welfare of the seniors and public, officials said.


Spring Classic canceled

Victoria West boys golf coach Fred Neuman announced Thursday this year's Spring Classic was canceled.

He did say the Victoria Invitational on Jan. 27 will still be played.

Below is the text of his message:

Dear Coaches, Club Pros, Boosters, and Media,

Due to the weather and concerns with travel the decision has been made to cancel this years Spring Classic.

It's with a heavy heart that I am doing this but I know that it is in the best interest of the players and coaches.

The Victoria Invitational on Jan. 27th is still on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

take care, and if you have any questions please contact me,

Coach Fred Neuman

Victoria West Boys Golf Coach

cell: 361-894-1961

fred.neuman@visd.net


SHARE

Comments


Powered By AdvocateDigitalMedia