“As the state deals with piercing cold, roughly 4.4 million Texas customers were without power as of midday Tuesday after the power grid failed.” Millions Lose Power In Texas, Northern Mexico As Blackouts And Bitter Cold Continue.

+ “The cold itself posed a direct challenge to the power sources that the state was counting on. Wind turbines iced up. Coal piles froze.” Vox: Why the Texas power grid is struggling to cope with the extreme cold.

+ In pictures: Snow blankets Texas. (Not the blanket they needed…)