Police announced that at least five people were killed in a massive crash involving 75 to 100 vehicles on an icy Texas interstate.
The crash occurred as a winter storm dropped freezing rain, sleet and snow on parts of the U.S.
Police stated that the number of injuries was still unknown, noting that they were still working on the accident on Interstate 35 near downtown Fort Worth.
Emergency officials mentioned that more than two dozen vehicles were involved in a pileup on an icy road, farther south, in Austin, noting that one person was injured.
Elsewhere, ice storm warnings were in effect from Arkansas to Kentucky, while another winter storm was predicted to bring snow to Mid-Atlantic states, according to the National Weather Service.
More than 125,000 homes and businesses were cut off electricity this morning, largely in Kentucky and West Virginia, according to the website poweroutage.us, which tracks utility reports.
Meanwhile, officials in central Kentucky urged people to stay home due to icy conditions.
Lexington police said in a tweet that crews have been responding to numerous calls of icy limbs and power lines that have fallen on vehicles and roadways, urging people not to travel “unless absolutely necessary.”
DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES
Crews have been busy throughout the night and early morning responding to numerous calls of icy limbs and power lines that have fallen on vehicles and roadways. PLEASE DO NOT TRAVEL UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. pic.twitter.com/00rRgsL0az
— Lexington Police (@lexkypolice) February 11, 2021