Nearly 60 accidents reported in Houston in 6 hours

HOUSTON - Nearly 60 accidents were reported overnight, according to Houston authorities.

The Houston Fire Department reported 19 motor vehicle accidents and Houston police reported 37 between midnight at 6:00 a.m. Tuesday. Officials said this number is considered normal for days with rainfall in Houston.

Police are asking anyone who is involved in a minor accident -- without injuries -- to please move vehicles to the side of the road or off of freeways, exchange information, take pictures of damage and move on. Police will respond to accidents with injuries and immovable vehicles. Residents can take the information collected and either return to a police station at a later time to make a report or make a report online.

The City of Houston Emergency Operations Center (EOC) said it has returned to normal operations, after spending the early morning monitoring the winter weather which impacted southeast Texas. The EOC was activated at 1 a.m. Tuesday to monitor winter weather response with METRO, HFD, HPD, Public Works & Engineering Department and Office of Emergency Management.

The City of Houston is open and running at normal business hours on Tuesday. City employees are expected to report to work at their normal times.

City officials encourage residents to give themselves extra time in the morning and drive with caution during their commute, as rain has created slick conditions across the region.

The Houston Airport System is reporting some delays and cancellations at both Hobby or George Bush Intercontinental.  For those with scheduled for flights out of HOU or IAH, contact your airline before making their way to the airport, as some flights have been canceled due to conditions at other airports. Check flight schedules here.

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