Power outages and car accidents across the south as Ice Storm barrels down

Icicles form on a rail on an overhead pass railing as drivers make their way north on US 75, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Luke 21:25-26 “And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves, people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

Important Takeaways:

  • Death toll climbs, power outages remain rampant during southern US ice storm
  • At least eight people have now died from storm-related crashes in Texas and Arkansas, and two law enforcement officers have been seriously injured since Monday, The Associated Press reported.
  • The weight of ice on trees and power lines caused power outages to rise overnight. As of 5 a.m. CST, more than 400,000 customers across four states are in the dark. The majority of the outages were in Texas, with over 390,000 without power. According to PowerOutage.US, over 165,000 of the outages were in Travis County. This county is the home to the city of Austin. Freezing rain is continuing to fall in Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi this morning, so the power outage number may rise further before crews have a chance to restore electricity.

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