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‘This Is Extremely Dangerous’: No Safe Place in Frigid Texas

  • Despite road conditions, some see no choice but to head out
  • Extended blackouts mean millions face discomfort at home
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Texas in a Deep Freeze as Cold Air Digs Into the Southern U.S.(Source: Bloomberg)
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The dangerously cold temperatures gripping auto-reliant Texas present a terrible dilemma for millions of residents: Stay put in heat-less homes, or ignore all official advice and venture forth on to the state’s treacherous highways.

Texans awoke Tuesday morning to a second day of blackouts, many having lost power more than 24 hours earlier. Weekend warnings of rolling outages have turned into an open-ended crisis, triggering frantic calls to elderly relatives, last-minute hotel bookings, shopping trips for propane canisters and fielding work email from the car.