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1/15/07-Smith County

Driving From Dallas To Lindale

The brunt of this storm sweeping through Texas hit the Dallas Forth Worth metroplex over the weekend making the drive on I-20 treacherous.  Monday morning, we talked to some drivers who were thankful to make it through Dallas to the East Texas roads.  

"Most people are taking it slow. There are some people doing about 50 to 55 miles per hour which isn't right in this situation," says Charles Hughes.

Charles say about 30 miles down the highway on Interstate 20 and Highway 69 the roads are slick. He witnessed people spinning out of control.

"Right past Terrell, coming off a hill everybody was doing about 35 to 40 miles per hour in the right hand lane.   Then a silverado pick up flies by in the other lane doing about 60 miles per hour. Then about a quarter of a mile he hit a piece of ice and did a 360 and off the interstate he goes," says Charles.

James Przybylski drives a semi and after making it past the icy roads, his semi was covered in a thin layer of ice. He's thankful he made it through the fierce conditions.

"Highway 30 is shut down. They are closing 20 at 635. Highway 80 is shutting down on the east side of Dallas. The roads are a little slick, bridges are really slick. They are trying to get sand out as fast as they can," says James.

Fadi Awad did not make it through the Dallas/Fort Worth area without damage to his car.  

"I was driving 40 miles per hour and I just slipped, maybe for a quarter of a mile," says Fadi.

His car skidded into a ditch, but fortunately nearby drivers were able to help him pull out his car.

Karolyn Davis, reporting.  kdavis@kltv.com


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