Drivers in Texas have reportedly been trapped of their automobiles for hours in freezing temperatures after a number of crashes early Friday introduced an interstate to a standstill.
Interstate 10 in Kerrville, northwest of San Antonio, is backed up for miles after the crashes occurred within the early hours, KENS5 reported.
The crashes unfolded when a number of semi-trucks jackknifed on account of the wintry, icy circumstances — and blocked the whole interstate.
The realm is underneath a winter storm warning, in response to the Nationwide Climate Service.
Wind chills had been forecast to be as little as -5 levels Friday morning.
It comes after sleet and freezing rain fell on Thursday earlier than freezing in a single day.
The Nationwide Climate Service issued an alert warning of probably hazardous journey circumstances due to the ice and sleet accumulations.
“Moreover, black ice is feasible this morning,” it warned.
Authorities anticipate northbound site visitors to be at a standstill for a number of extra hours as they work to clear the roads.
It wasn’t instantly clear if there have been any accidents on account of the crashes.
The winter storm has already introduced uncommon measurable snowfall to elements of Texas.