Texas drivers stuck in vehicles in freezing temps after I-10 crashes

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Texas drivers stuck in vehicles in freezing temps after I-10 crashes

Drivers in Texas have reportedly been trapped in their vehicles for hours in freezing temperatures after several crashes early Friday brought an interstate to a standstill.

Interstate 10 in Kerrville, northwest of San Antonio, is backed up for miles after the crashes occurred in the early hours, KENS5 reported.

The crashes unfolded when several semi-trucks jackknifed as a result of the wintry, icy conditions — and blocked the entire interstate.

The area is under a winter storm warning, according to the National Weather Service.

Wind chills were forecast to be as low as -5 degrees Friday morning.

It comes after sleet and freezing rain fell on Thursday before freezing overnight.

The National Weather Service issued an alert warning of potentially hazardous travel conditions because of the ice and sleet accumulations.

“Additionally, black ice is possible this morning,” it warned.

Two crashes has a major highway in Kerrville backed up for miles.
Two crashes have a major highway in Kerrville backed up for miles.
WOAI-TV

Authorities expect northbound traffic to be at a standstill for several more hours as they work to clear the roads.

It wasn’t immediately clear if there were any injuries as a result of the crashes.

The winter storm has already brought rare measurable snowfall to parts of Texas.

A motorist drives past a drilling rig storage yard on Highway 80
Wind chills were forecast to be as low as -5 degrees Friday morning.
Eli Hartman/Odessa American via AP

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