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LIST: Beyond schools - These are closures of note across the Houston area as Nicholas moves in

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HOUSTON – Schools aren’t the only things closing across the Houston area as Nicholas moves in. KPRC 2 is following all of the closures that are happening across our area, from major destinations to ports or shopping centers.

Here is our comprehensive list in alphabetical order (Bookmark this! This story will be updated throughout the severe weather period):

Harris County Appraisal District

The Harris County Appraisal District will be closed to the public Tuesday due to the weather. Scheduled meetings with an appraiser or ARB hearings will be automatically rescheduled, and property owners will be notified of the new time and date.

H‑E‑B

Some Houston-area H‑E‑B stores will close at 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 13 and expected to open at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14. View the full list here of stores included in the closure.

Houston Public Library

The Houston Public Library has announced its branches will be closed on Tuesday, Sept. 14 due to the weather conditions.

Houston SPCA

The Houston SPCA Adoption Center will be closed Monday, Sept. 13 at 4:30 p.m. through Tuesday, Sept. 14 due to Tropical Storm Nicolas.

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic

All Kelsey-Seybold Clinic locations will be closed for in-person care and services on Tuesday, Sept. 14. Virtual Visits will remain available for adults from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and children from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

  • All in-person appointments, pharmacies, laboratory, and diagnostic imaging services will be closed/canceled.
  • Virtual Visits with Kelsey-Seybold providers will remain available to patients. Patients with in-person appointments scheduled on Tuesday, Sept. 14 may have the option to convert their appointment to a Virtual Visit. Patients can reschedule their in-person appointment for a future date (see rescheduling information below).
  • Kelsey-Seybold Ambulatory Surgery Centers will be closed. Patients will be contacted to reschedule their procedure for a future date.
  • All COVID-19 testing centers will be closed.
  • Kelsey-Seybold Sleep Center will be closed. Patients will be contacted to reschedule their appointment for a future date.
  • Kelsey-Seybold’s Infusion and Radiation Oncology will be closed. Patients will be contacted to reschedule appointments.

Kelsey-Seybold Administrative Office (employees-only) in Pearland will be closed for any non-essential employees

Legacy Community Health Clinics

Legacy Community Health clinics will close for in-person visits at 5:00 PM on Monday, Sept. 13, and will remain closed Tuesday, Sept. 14 due to Tropical Storm Nicholas.

The Legacy Montrose Pharmacy will remain open from 10 AM-4 PM on Tuesday, but the Legacy Lyons and Legacy Southwest Pharmacy locations will be closed. Patients with in-person appointments scheduled will be contacted proactively by clinic staff to reschedule their appointments.

At this time, it is expected that Legacy clinics will resume normal operations on Wednesday, Sept. 15. Any changes or specific clinic closures due to further weather issues will be announced on Wednesday by early afternoon.

METRO

METRO has announced they’re suspending all light rail and local bus services for the evening of Monday, Sept. 13 due to the hazardous weather in the region. The last trips for METRORail and the local bus will be at 7 p.m.

Customers are being urged to reschedule their trips for earlier in the day. You can contact METROLift Reservations Center at 713-225-6716 or the Dispatch Center at 713-225-0410.

Beyond Monday evening, METRO said they’ll continue to monitor the situation and will only resume their METRORail, local bus service, and METROLift services when it is safe to do so.

METRO also announced that on Tuesday, Sept. 14, Park & Ride service will be suspended and all HOV/HOT lanes will be closed along the following highways:

  • I-45 North
  • I-45 South
  • US 59 North
  • US 59 South
  • US 290 West

Pearland Town Center

Pearland Town Center will be closing Monday, September 13th at 4pm due to potential impacts from Tropical Storm Nicholas. Restaurants and stores may have varying hours. Please call ahead.

Port of Houston

Due to tropical storm weather, Port Houston Container terminals will cease ingate operations at 3pm today and remain closed through tomorrow morning. We’re monitoring conditions and will communicate about a possible noon Tuesday reopening by 6pm today.

Space Center Houston

Space Center Houston will close Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. to protect the safety of its guests and workers due to severe weather. The center plans to reopen Sept. 15.


About the Author:

Amanda Cochran is an Edward R. Murrow award-winning journalist. She specializes in Texas features, social media news and local crime.