Winter storms of snow, sleet and freezing rain make roads slippery and dangerous. Officials are urging people in North Texas to stay off the roads on Tuesday and Wednesday as icy conditions continue.
In one scene on Tuesday afternoon, a semi truck was heading west on Interstate 20, struggling to climb the hills of Cedar Ridge near Loop 408. Jeep Owners Club Carnales Off Road is here to help.
Vicente García of the Grand Prairie said she came to help after work had stopped around 11am on Tuesday.He emailed some friends with the idea of helping a stranded car instead of staying at home.
“Shall we do something good?” he said news“And everyone agreed. We got together and here we are.”
He said it takes about three jeeps to move one semi truck, depending on the truck load.
“It was pretty bad,” said Engel Munis, pointing to the snowy hills behind him. “I could see a whole pile of cicadas stuck there and not moving. So we started pulling them one by one.”
Muniz said the club decided to offload work from paramedics in the freezing cold for four-wheel-drive owners. He said more than 10 jeeps showed up Tuesday morning to move about 15 vehicles, including semi-trucks, cars and trucks.
“And we’re still working on it,” he said around 3:30 p.m.
The group is scheduled to return to the road tomorrow to help stranded vehicles.