The Ice of Texas is Upon You

February 26, 2003 - 7:58 pm 2 Comments

For those of you up north who are looking at the pictures of the ice and giggling to yourselves about how lame our “ice storm” was, you have to understand that the 1/4″ of ice you see completely shut down the city for the past 2 days, school was canceled, doctors’ offices closed, car wrecks were abundant, interstate highways were closed down, the airport was closed, and 9 people have died as a result of exposure to the elements or wrecks blamed on the road conditions.

2 Responses to “The Ice of Texas is Upon You”

  1. michigan Says:

    believe me, we know it wasn’t lame. it’s just that we’ve been through 2 1/2 feet of snow (in the city, of all places), which promptly turned to ice, and then it rained while the snow was melting and made a nice flash flood situation. i saw a 17 car pileup on the west side highway two nights ago, and miraculously the worst injury was a broken leg.

    ice == bad, bad bad.

  2. êddiê Says:

    North Carolina is the same way. I’ve been saying that the first snow of the year it’s like ‘yay’. The second, it’s like ‘ok’. And by the third it’s like ‘go away’.