Super Bowl Frenzy: Ice Storm Strikes Dallas
Mike Jacobs reports from Dallas. Video by wtmj.comvideo
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ARLINGTON, Tex. - It has been an ugly day in North Texas as the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers held their media day for Super Bowl XLV.
People encountered ice, snow, temperatures below freezing and wind chills below zero.
The major difference between Texas and Wisconsin: they don't have any plows, and they don't know how to drive in winter weather.
"I guess they brought it down from Wisconsin," said Ted. "Happy Super Bowl. Thank you."
In Texas, they spread sand on streets, not salt, so ice doesn't melt until it warms up.
That could be days until it happens.
It's no problem for Wisconsin drivers, but Texans can't handle it.
"They're spastic," said Danny Andews, who is from North Texas, to TODAY'S TMJ4's Mike Jacobs.
"If they'd just take their time, everything's OK. Of course, our biggest problem is the ice storm. It's not just snow."
Most government offices were closed.
The teams and the media had a motorcade to Cowboys Stadium for Super Bowl Media Day.
Even that, with the assistance of authorities, took five times longer than normal, according to Newsradio 620 WTMJ's John Mercure.
They will play the game indoors, but it will be cold for fans who came here to party.