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Winter Storm 2021

Winter storm in Texas: At least 10 deaths linked to statewide disaster; Austin outages may last another day or more

We're tracking the fallout from the massive winter storm in Texas, which has brought widespread power outages and transportation problems.

Vehicles attempt to drive uphill through snow and ice on Guadalupe Street in Austin on Feb. 15, 2021.

Winter Storm 2021

As Texas faced record-low temperatures in February 2021 and snow and ice made roads impassable, the state’s electric grid operator lost control of the power supply, leaving millions without access to electricity. As the blackouts extended from hours to days, top state lawmakers called for investigations into the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, and Texans demanded accountability for the disaster. The Texas Tribune covered the impact of the storm in real time and continues to bring accountability coverage as officials address the issues exposed by the storm. 

 More in this series 

10 deaths linked to winter storm

Oncor, Austin Energy warn that more outages are expected

Texas Gas again asks customers to conserve energy

Ag Commissioner warns freeze could hurt food supply chain

Austin power company warns outages may persist another day or longer 

Texas officials call for investigation into state's power grid operator 

Cities across the state issue boil-water notices after power outages

McAllen is shipping its water to help nearby municipalities 

Natural gas provider warns of potential shortage for Austin, El Paso and the Rio Grande Valley

ERCOT: Some customers should have power restored this afternoon

Phelan asks House committees to review statewide blackouts 

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