posted on Dec, 7 2013 @ 01:08 AM
Well, it's been over 24 hours since the ice has been covering the streets here in DFW, and boy was it crazy out there today. Here's some of the
craziness that has been going on. (I'll use the Fox 4 facebook, since they usually are the best IMO)
50 minutes ago
From Dallas Police:
Northbound 75 Central Expressway is shut down at LBJ Fwy
1 hour ago
Lots of people also asking about traffic on I-20 West of Fort Worth -- DPS advising WB I20 will be closed at 281 due to ice. 18
wheelers cannot get up Ranger Hill. - From DFW Scanner
Here's the biggest backup out of all the mess out there at the moment.
From North Texas Storms -- "12 Mile Backup on I-35 in Sanger. TxDOT has closed the highway from Sanger to the TX/OK Border. Drivers will be
stranded in their vehicles tonight. The Texas National Guard maybe dispatched to rescue those people later tonight."
For those that don't know, Sanger is right above Denton, and that's a huge stretch of Highway to Oklahoma.
I left work around 11pm on Thursday night, and the roads were just then getting horrible. Ironically, work wanted me to come in today, but nope. Im
not driving in this solid ice. I never understood why restaurants stay open on days like today.
ETA - Then again, all the slush is refreezing currently. Black ice everywhere. Just an example of how ill prepared Texas is for this stuff, there's
barely any vehicles to plow the roads, and the ones we do have only have done the major major roads. Also, nothing was put on the roads (atleast that
I know of), before the ice started hitting Thursday night. No salt was thrown down or anything. I think there's some sand trucks out there tossing
sand around at the moment, but I have no idea how effective they will be by later this morning.
edit on 7-12-2013 by buni11687 because: (no