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Ice Storm: By the Numbers

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Today's ice storm by the numbers:

0 -- Number of public officials who said, "Yeah, what the hell -- go in to work this morning if you feel like it" 1 -- Number of Willie Nelson concerts canceled 1 -- Number of roadside babies delivered 2 -- Possibly sexist comments about Mother Nature by media types

Eric Berger -- Alas, the winter storm of 2011 turned out not to be a winter wonderland for children, but something of a nightmare for drivers this morning. I'd rather have the former but Mother Nature can be a fickle mistress.

David Paul, KHOU -- "Mother Nature is going to do what she is going to do."

3 -- Number of inches of snow everyone was expecting to see this morning

5 -- Number of angry Northerners-turned-Houstonians calling in to AM 740 complaining about Houston freaking out about ice 6 -- Approximate number of hours past dawn it took for the temperature to get above freezing 9 -- Hours KPRC was on the air covering the storm this morning 12 -- Average number of minutes it took to scrape off a frozen windshield 23 -- Overnight low (in our location) 45 -- Number of the most godforsaken freeway this morning 59 -- Number of the second-most godforsaken freeway this morning 99.99 -- Percentage of kids under the age of 12 who were disappointed when they awoke this morning 130 -- Miles of Houston Toll Road Authority roads closed until Saturday 750 -- Approximate number of car accidents HPD says it responded to from 10 p.m. Thursday to 11 a.m. today

Hey, feel free to add your own.

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