Dangerous Fog Causes Death

December 18, 2018
Dangerous Fog Causes Death

Be careful on your morning commute today. Dense Fog in Houston has already caused one death in Harris County, and authorities are advising extreme caution for drivers.

Around 2 a.m., an Infiniti SUV was traveling westbound on the N. Sam Houston feeder road. The driver did not see an 18-wheeler that was stopped at a red light. He slammed into the rear of the truck.

The driver later died after he was taken to a hospital. The truck driver only suffered minor injuries.

The dense fog advisory will be in effect until 10 a.m.Visibility is below a tenth of a mile in some areas. It’s critical to becareful on the roads Tuesday morning. The fog should lift between 10 and 11a.m., according to meteorologist Britta Merwin. So the dangerous conditionswill last well into the morning.

The majority of Houston is affected by the advisory and will have to face low visibility on their commute. The direct coastline and northern counties are in the clear.

Allow extra time for travel Tuesday morning. Take extracaution when driving near school drop off and bus stop locations to look out for students and parents.

The fog is forecasted to clear up after lunch. Tuesday should feature cloudy skies with temperatures in the mid to upper 60s.

Rain moves into the area tonight through Wednesday morning,Tuesday should so look out for a wet commute tomorrow. Thursday and Friday should cool down,and there will be a possibility of wind.

How was your commute this morning? Did the fog cause any problems for you on the way into work?

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