Weather report

A lot of record-breaking weather this weekend!

Icy roads brought on by an expected record-breaking storm snarled Albuquerque traffic Saturday night, closing roads, slowing cars to a crawl, causing rollovers across the city and prompting pleas from public officials that motorists stay home.

Interstate 40 was closed from Eubank to the Texas border at around 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Albuquerque police Officer Fred Duran said eastbound drivers would be forced off the interstate at Eubank, and would need to seek an alternate route. He also noted that all hotels along I-40 into Texas were turning people away.

By 10 p.m., Albuquerque police reported responding to 178 wrecks, though eastern New Mexico was expected to see the worst of the wintry weather.

And in Texas:

Severe storms and tornadoes tore through north Texas, killing at least 11 people in the latest incident of deadly weather in the nation.

The storms hit Dallas suburbs Saturday evening, with Garland suffering the most casualties, authorities said.

Lt. Pedro Barineau with the Garland Police Department confirmed Sunday morning that eight people died in the storm that ripped through Garland.

Barineau said 15 people were hurt and 600 structures were damaged.

Three additional deaths were reported in Collin County, said Chris Havey, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office. He declined to release any more information until authorities can fully assess the situation.

In some neighborhoods in Garland, the storms ripped facades off houses, leaving gaping holes. Cars that had been in driveways ended up inside homes after the tornado barreled through, witnesses said.

Officials said earlier that five of the deaths were related to vehicles hit by a tornado in southeast Garland.

This is Argentina:

But this was the scariest climate change story of them all. God help us.

4 thoughts on “Weather report

  1. Well thank god Al Gore is fat and we don’t have to worry about climate change. Well . . . that or god really hates red states.

  2. Those red states are going to be wanting heaps of that federal recovery money that they don’t believe the feds ought to be giving out because it leads to a crippling culture of dependency.

  3. We’ve got forest fires here folks, big ones, conflagrations, potential to burn from Mt Shasta to Southern Alaska. Got volcanoes, active volcanoes just off the back deck, big bubble growing on the westside, saw one erupt just thirty-five years ago. And earthquakes. Everyday. Shakes so much around here it’s a defining part of the landscape. Not to mention the big nine point we’re waiting on. And it gets cold here – hasn’t been above freezing for three weeks, got thirty inches of snow in the yard.

    You don’t want to come here.

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