A massive winter storm, named Landon by the weather service, has knocked out power to 300,000 homes and businesses. Despite that, Texas is still alive and kicking. But in Kerrville, on I-10, drivers have been trapped in their cars for twelve hours. Weather.com reports:
Multiple crashes occurred on a northbound stretch of Interstate 10 near Kerrville, Texas, leaving hundreds of drivers in a standstill for hours. KENS-TV reported that the interstate became blocked late Thursday night and remained closed Friday morning.
In addition to the jackknifed semis blocking much of the interstate, vehicles also struggled to make it over icy hills, and deicing crews were on their way to treat the road Friday morning, News 4 San Antonio reported. No injuries have been reported.
Temperatures plunged to 19 degrees in Kerrville overnight, with wind chills dipping below zero while drivers attempted to stay warm in their vehicles. The incident occurred about 60 miles northwest of San Antonio.
Trapped in their cars and trucks on I-10 for the last 12 hours. Dozens of miles long, wind chills are as cold as -5. This is near Kerrville, TX pic.twitter.com/jINimGhcZI
— Brad Sowder (@TheBradSowder) February 4, 2022
Action Line: Don’t go out on the road in winter, even in Texas, without preparing yourself. Blankets, some food, a small empty gas tank in case you need to refuel on foot. If you haven’t already put together a go-bag for your vehicle, start here with my Navy SEAL Survival Kit. Make sure you’re ready for winter driving.
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