Freezing rain contributes to fatal multi-car pileup near Dallas

news image
Special Stories
11 Feb 2021 4:08 PM
Light freezing rain and sleet in the early morning hours Thursday contributed to a fatal multi-car pileup in the Dallas metroplex. https://twitter.com/WeatherNation/status/1359893408152715265 According to local media outlets, Fort Worth police said  a total of 133 vehicles were involved in the wreck and at least 6 people have died. Officers said first responders are having a hard time getting to some of the trapped vehicles due to the "literal pileup." https://twitter.com/fortworthpd/status/1359884762916261893 Local media outlets said all lanes of I-35 West were blocked in both directions due to the wreck from I-30 to Loop 280. Additional light freezing drizzle and/or freezing rain will be possible tonight in this area, before it clears Friday. Another winter storm will then take aim at Texas and Oklahoma this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, with heavy additional snow and ice. Even light freezing rain causes a buildup of ice on bridges and overpasses and can make for very dangerous travel. Sidewalks and steps along with elevated metal surfaces will become very slippery. Isolated power outages are also possible. Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on this winter storm. We're streaming 24/7 on many digital platforms.
All Weather News
More
Cold Front Sparks Storms in Texas Tuesday

Cold Front Sparks Storms in Texas Tuesday

Temperatures were a bit chilly to start the w

22 Apr 2024 9:05 PM
Monday, April 22nd - Earth Day!

Monday, April 22nd - Earth Day!

If you're following along with our National P

22 Apr 2024 9:00 PM
Late Week: Multiple Days of Severe Weather

Late Week: Multiple Days of Severe Weather

The spring season often means rounds of stron

22 Apr 2024 8:55 PM
Northern Plains to Great Lakes - Gusty Winds, Some Rain

Northern Plains to Great Lakes - Gusty Winds, Some Rain

A swift-moving cold front has brought scatter

22 Apr 2024 8:50 PM
National Park Week: Get Out and Explore

National Park Week: Get Out and Explore

National Park Week started Saturday, April 20

22 Apr 2024 8:45 PM
South Florida Storms This Afternoon

South Florida Storms This Afternoon

A lingering cold front will still bring the c

22 Apr 2024 6:50 PM
Double Trouble: Cicadas Take to the Skies this Spring

Double Trouble: Cicadas Take to the Skies this Spring

It’s the soundtrack to the summer. Nature’s n

22 Apr 2024 1:15 PM