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  • Polk County receives Freeze Warning

                                   JASON CHLAPEK I PCE This stretch of land along US Highway 190 in between Livingston and Onalaska had frost on it Tuesday morning. Polk County and several other counties in Southeast Texas experienced a freeze warning Monday night and Tuesday morning.

    By Jason Chlapek

    Polk County experienced freezing temperatures Monday night and Tuesday morning.

    For the first time in the fall season, temperatures in parts of Polk County were at 32 degrees Fahrenheit or below. The low for Polk County was 27 degrees in between Dallardsville and Livingston in the eastern portion of the county.

    “This was our first freeze warning for the fall season,” Polk County Emergency Management Director Courtney Comstock said.

    According to Comstock, a freeze warning is put in place when expectations of a freezing temperatures are projected. Much of the region was projected to have freezing temperatures Monday night and Tuesday morning, according to the Houston/Galveston Weather Forecast Office.

    Livingston was projected to have a low of 29 Monday night, while Lufkin was projected for a low of 26.