Freezing weather interrupts regular newspaper printing and delivery

The Houston Chronicle office in Houston

Jon Shapley/staff photographer

Power outages at the Houston Chronicle’s printing facility and dangerous driving conditions in the region prevented carriers from delivering the paper to many areas Monday and Tuesday.

Subscribers received the following email notification:

“Due to the impact of the current winter storm, delivery of your Houston Chronicle may be delayed. Hazardous road conditions and unsafe access to certain neighborhoods may affect delivery times as your carrier security is guarded at the mind. …

“For immediate access to today’s news, please click on here read your electronic diary, a digital version of the print edition. You can also visit our subscribers-only news site,, for morning news and the latest weather updates.

“We appreciate your readership and your patience. Stay safe. We are Houston and together we are strong.”

A note to readers on the front page of Tuesday’s newspaper read: “Normal publication and distribution of the newspaper will resume as soon as conditions improve.”

The Houston Chronicle Tuesday, February 1, 2021 front page

The Houston Chronicle Tuesday, February 1, 2021 front page


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