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Tue Jan 31, 2023, 10:56 AM

Winter weather cancels flights, leads to death in Texas

Source: AP

47 minutes ago

DALLAS (AP) ó Winter weather brought ice to Texas and nearby states Tuesday, causing the cancellation of more than 980 flights and delays to nearly 800 more.

Numerous auto collisions were reported in Austin, Texas, with at least one fatality according to the Austin Fire Department.

More than 500 flights to or from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and nearly 125 to or from Dallas Love Field were canceled or delayed Tuesday, according to the tracking service FlightAware.

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines has canceled more than 300 flights and delayed nearly 100 more, FlightAware reported.



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Reply Winter weather cancels flights, leads to death in Texas (Original post)
Omaha Steve Jan 31 OP
ananda Jan 31 #1
Lonestarblue Jan 31 #2
Jirel Jan 31 #3
dalton99a Jan 31 #4
BlueTexasMan Jan 31 #6
Skittles Jan 31 #7
inthewind21 Jan 31 #8
Skittles Jan 31 #9
FailureToCommunicate Jan 31 #5
FakeNoose Jan 31 #10

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2023, 11:03 AM

1. Snuggled up here at home.

Thank goodness.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2023, 11:07 AM

2. Not going anywhere today. Ice on the deck and still raining off and on.

At least this storm is supposed to move along fairly quickly. Iíve observed that Austin drivers are among the worst in any place Iíve ever lived, and thatís on dry roads. They drive the same way on wet, icy roads!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2023, 11:50 AM

3. Texans can't handle winter.

Iíve lived here over 15 years, used to live in a much icier, snowier, major winter state. Texans just canít handle it. It is not a major storm. Weíre having the very lightest icing. Itís enough to be crap to drive on if you donít know how, and if the city/state doesnít sand or salt. Of course, in most areas here, they donít have the equipment. In larger cities they do, but just close down the high flyover ramps and such. There, itís no big deal to drive unless youíre an idiot.

Which some are. Iíll never forget the day we went to a volunteer gig after a winter storm like this, and narrowly avoided being hit because some Trumpy moron in a jacked up diesel truck and no traction decided to try to gun it up the hill coming the opposite direction from us. We wound up in the ditch because it was the only place to duck the truck as it went airborne, flipped upside down, flew down the hill, and slid on its roof. Other cars and trucks, like ours, had been scooting up and down that hill with little trouble. The little car ahead of us was lucky not to have been taken out as it easily cleared the top of the hill as the truck flew up it at high speed and flipped.

Expensive stupidity tax.

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Response to Jirel (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 31, 2023, 11:55 AM

4. Texans drive like assholes anyway.

And they drive like STUPID assholes when it rains or snows





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Response to dalton99a (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 31, 2023, 03:16 PM

6. Texans drive like assholes?

Au contraire, my esteemed colleague! We are a very large state and driving habits vary regionally as well as personally. Your over generalization does injustice to the kinder folk as we creep toward blueness. For example; folks in Houston drive like a stock car round track, everyone vying for a better position, while the people in the Peoples Republic of Austin tend to drive like those in L.A., more like a NASCAR race, close, fast and controlled. Go blue! Have a good year.

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Response to Jirel (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 31, 2023, 07:37 PM

7. sometimes I find it amusing

Texans like to think of themselves as tough and independent but they seem to fall apart with bad weather - crowding the stores for: 1/4" of ice that will last for....a couple of days

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Response to Skittles (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 31, 2023, 08:15 PM

8. As a born and raised

Texan. I have to agree. I remember the mad rush at the grocery stores like it was the apocalypse for a day or two of weather. Now I live in the Sierra foothills and can't imagine how any of my family or friends in Texas would survive a winter here. Hell just a week of it would send them all over the edge.

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Response to inthewind21 (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 31, 2023, 08:20 PM

9. what kills me is, they act like they've never seen it before

but from my experience living in Texas a long time, there's a bit of ice almost EVERY winter

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2023, 12:13 PM

5. Reasonable people, and good drivers, also live in TX. Unfortunately, the yahoos in big trucks ignore

the laws of physics and common sense and make roads too dangerous for the rest.

(I am hoping my son there takes my advice and stays home today!)

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2023, 10:16 PM

10. They don't have salt trucks and very few snowplows in Dallas/Fort Worth

And yet, they get ice storms maybe once a year, and everything comes to standstill. It's shocking to me that even the airport has no way to salt their runways or clear off the ice or snow.

People who don't know how to drive on ice are SMART to stay home and take a day off work or school.
Ice is scary and dangerous to drive on - take it from a northerner.

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