BREAKING: Winter Storm Causes Massive Upheaval — Leaves Nearly 2 Million Without Power

A massive winter storm left 2.5 million customers without electricity in the state of Texas during dangerously low temperatures, according to Fox News.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Texas “is facing a very dangerous winter storm” over the coming days that will “make movement virtually impossible.”

“Typical events allow short durations of each outage, but outages are longer if the ERCOT grid requires — which is what we’re seeing in today’s event,” Austin Energy wrote on Twitter.

Citizens vented via social media:

“My parents, who are elderly, have been without power since 2am,” one user wrote. “They are over 70years old. How can I get them some power?!”

“This is downright dangerous,” wrote another user. “No power for 5+ hours and sub zero windchills.”

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner told residents, “The electricity grid continues to lose generation.”

“If you are without power, you may be without power throughout the day. Please do your best to stay warm safely. Check on our seniors.”

— Advertisement —

“Maximum cold weather preparations MUST be completed today,” Jeff Lindner, a Harris County Flood Control District meteorologist, tweeted. “Time is running out and conditions will quickly deteriorate late this afternoon and evening.”

“Do not get out if you don’t have to,” the Oklahoma Highway Patrol warned.

From Fox News:

Temperatures are expected to plunge again Monday night, and more snow and wintry precipitation is forecast to fall Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

President Biden also declared an emergency in Texas in a statement Sunday night. The declaration is intended to add federal aid to state and local response efforts.

More than 760 flights were canceled at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, and at Dallas Love Field most of the nearly 200 flights for Southwest Airlines, the airport’s main carrier, were canceled on Sunday.

The storm dropped heavy snow across Oklahoma, creating dangerous driving conditions. Several people were hospitalized after a fiery crash involving multiple semi-trucks and passenger vehicles on a highway near Oklahoma City, according to Fox 25’s Connor Hansen.

In El Paso, a 15-car pileup on Sunday morning served as a warning to anyone wanting to travel, but fortunately no deaths were reported as of Sunday, KFOX14 reported.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here