Snopocalypse : Mayor, County Judge Urge Staying Home Tomorrow

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Mayor Annise Parker and County Judge Ed Emmett are urging Houstonians to stay at home tomorrow morning instead of risking their morning commute.

Roads will be icy and treacherous in the morning, they said.

Commuters "should stay off the roads -- once that slush...stays frozen, tomorrow's commute will be very problematic," Parker said at a joint press conference at TranStar.

Nonessential Houston city workers will be taking an unpaid furlough day tomorrow.

"Most people should be prepared not to travel until Saturday noon," Emmett said.

The current predictions call for a reasonable-enough evening rush hour tonight. But snow and ice will begin to fall tonight, mostly between midnight and 6 a.m. You'll be waking up to an inch or two of snow on the ground and roads that could be icy underneath it.

Almost all school districts in the area have announced they're closed for tomorrow; check here for updated news on closings.

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