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Governor says electric grid is 'reliable' as Texas faces most significant icing events in decades

The roads in downtown Austin are nearly completely empty with prevalent ice. (Laura Figi/Austonia)

Though the weather is bleak out and temperatures are expected to continue to drop as the day goes on, Gov. Greg Abbott said that Texans need not worry about the power grid collapsing despite navigating “one of the most significant icing events” the state has seen in decades.

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Frustrated Texans cope with humor as #TexasFreeze trends before winter storm

(Evil Mopac/Twitter)

Texans have been here before: subfreezing weather is ahead, and many are worried that the power grid will once again crumble under the weight of a decidedly un-Texan freeze that until last year, had been largely foreign to the Lone Star State.

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Austinites express unwelcome déjà vu of historic winter storm ahead of cold snap

Temperatures are expected to drop to below freezing on Thursday morning. (File photo)

When the world’s most famous groundhog declared six more weeks of winter Wednesday morning, Austin residents may have tuned in a little more closely as they gear up for an all-too-familiar February winter storm.

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