Texas’s latest cold snap has caused traffic accidents across the state as drivers struggle to navigate icy roads and freezing rain. Major crashes on Interstate 10 left drivers stranded outside San Antonio with some vehicles running out of fuel as they were left parked on the iced-over roadways.
According to KSAT, the first crashes were reported on Interstate 10 Thursday night, leaving dozens of cars and 18-wheelers stranded on the highway. Traffic began moving slowly the following morning at around 10:30 am after being “impassable” for overnight.
One driver told reporters that they had been stranded since 10:30 pm Thursday when traffic finally began to clear the following morning.
Freezing weather is also occurring north of San Antonio on Highway 90 as well as in Austin, Dallas, and Fort Worth. Several multi-car accidents were reported in Austin Thursday morning, and a pileup involving roughly 100 cars occurred near downtown Fort Worth leaving six people dead and dozens of others injured.
The weather is expected to remain cold through the weekend, and officials are advising drivers to stay off the road if at all possible.
The bottom line is you should never drive on icy roads if at all avoidable. This is the best way to avoid an accident. While it may seem inconvenient to delay your commute or remain at home, it is far less of an inconvenience than being involved in an accident.
However, if you must drive on icy roads or if you find yourself in unexpected icy conditions, follow these safety tips to reduce your risk of collision and injury.
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