At least six Texans were killed on Wednesday as a result of hazardous weather conditions, extreme cold, and power outages.
The winter weather system has reached Texas and is now on its third day. This week, slick-road accidents have been reported in Texas, Arkansas, and other states.
Do not be on the roads, the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth emphasized in a tweet on Wednesday. They will essentially be impassable today and tonight, according to the forecast.
For Thursday, there were no classes in Arkansas, Dallas, Austin, or Memphis, Texas.
In the Texas state capital, ice caused power lines and tree limbs to fall, resulting in blackouts. The city’s community-owned electric provider reported that it was impossible to predict restoration timelines due to ice roadways and frozen equipment.
Early on, Texas was colder than Alaska. According to AccuWeather, it was 3 degrees warmer in Dallas on Wednesday morning than it was in Anchorage.
The Southern Plains to the Mid-South continue to be covered by a number of storm warnings and advisories, despite the meteorological service’s Wednesday statement that “the epic ice storm should come to a close on Thursday.”
The weather service reported that 7 million people are still under winter storm alerts and that over 12 million are still under ice storm warnings.
The Detroit Pistons were unable to fly home after losing to the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night, so the NBA postponed their game against the visiting Washington Wizards till Wednesday night.
Services for Tyre Nichols, who died after being assaulted by police during a traffic stop last month, were postponed in Memphis, Tennessee, for more than two hours “because to weather and travel delays.”
On Thursday, the Deep South and Southeast could have heavy showers and maybe isolated flash flooding with a warm front heading north from the Gulf Coast.
Until Thursday, east central, southeast, and southern Oklahoma were under a winter storm warning.
LaGuardia Airport in New York reported average delays of more than 40 minutes after experiencing a ground stop for the second consecutive morning due to icy conditions.