February 1, 2011 Dallas, Texas and surrounding cities brace as the hardest winter storm in 14 years hits the area with freezing rain of up to 6" and extreme winds that bring the temperatures down below zero. Subzero temperatures are anticipated throughout Thursday and the icy roadways won't have time to thaw until Friday. Already, American Airlines has canceled 19,000 flights nationwide due to inclement weather, most of which has come from the shutdown of DFW International Airport, the main fly-in location for super bowl attendees. Many super bowl parties have been canceled, and only large, player-involving events have been spared. To all travelers to Texas, remember to pack cold winter clothes and be ready for harsh driving and weather!
Already, entire interstate highways have been backed up, thick with traffic, such as the treacherous I-20. Cities have run out of ice melting materials, and have called upon other cities in the area to assist as backup for de-icing the roadways. Overnight is expected to be partly cloudy, and windy, with wind chills below zero.