DFW hit hard by ice storm
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 03:06:47 GMT —
The cold continues throughout the Lone Star State and it's taking a heavy toll on the Dallas/Forth Worth area.
The National Weather Service says subfreezing temperatures are expected to keep roads, trees and power lines iced up throughout the area.
Downed power lines and trees have left some 200,000 people in the dark and without heat.
Icy roads have forced hundreds of drivers to abandon their vehicles along Interstate 35 near Denton. Drivers spent up to 12 hours in their vehicles because of major backups. Several large trucks had to stop in the road because they were unable to navigate the icy interstate.
At least one person was killed after a pickup truck landed in the icy waters of Lewisville Lake. According to the Department of Public Safety, one person was found dead inside after crews lifted the truck out of the water using a crane.
Travelers at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport were stranded as more than a thousand flights were canceled Saturday.
According to the National Weather Service, temperatures aren't expected to get above 33 degrees this weekend, far below the normal average of 59 degrees this time of year.