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So there was a fatality but no deaths were reported?
100 crashes? how fast were people driving, were they not being cautious? Such a tragedy to loose a loved one on Thanksgiving, or maybe no one was lost, please calrify strib?
I drove from Mpls to Chicago over Tuesday night and experienced about 35 miles of on and off dense fog. Frequently I was passed by cars and heavy trucks travelling much faster than the 50-75 foot visibility warranted.
If you've never been on I-10 in Texas, it's basically all flat land, and outside of going through El Paso, San Antonio, or Houston, it is dangerous during inclement weather. Fog, sand, rain, you name it, hits it in a hurry. Add to that one of the busiest travel days of the year, and I can see this happening. If your only experience with interstates are in the upper Midwest, I respectfully say you have no clue. When I say it hits in a hurry, even NOAA can't predict it in time. I just hope and pray the death toll is low.
Steavis, It's the drivers that make it dangerous, not the road or the weather. If the weather hits in a hurry then you need to adapt to it in a hurry.
i notice cabled guard rails in the pics. i wonder if they prevent drivers from driving into the ditch, to avoid pileups ahead? also, it seems there are many more trucks on the freeways these days. i can't help but think they exacerbate massive/deadly multi-vehicle accidents.
Put a little rain, sleet,snow on the roads, then what?
Not much sleet or snow down here in TX at 75 degrees.
I'm always one who slows down for conditions and everyone gets mad at me for blocking traffic!
I hope the NATION of Texas has enough resources to deal with this. HATE to have them call upon their neighbors, The United States of America, for help.
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