If you’re growing tired of this week’s lingering sleet and freezing rain, at least it hasn’t been as bad as the epic ice storm that hit Fort Worth nearly 10 years ago, coating the city in 4 inches of sleet.
The Arctic blast started on Dec. 5, 2013, and persisted for five days. What was expected to be freezing rain turned into up to 4 inches of sleet that morphed into thick “cobblestone ice” that tormented road crews and drivers. About 250,000 people lost power in Dallas-Fort Worth. On Dec. 7, the high of 26 degrees broke a record set in 1950.
Dan Huckabee of the National Weather Service in Fort Worth, told the Star-Telegram a few weeks later that the deep freeze was the No. 1 weather event of 2013.
Here’s a look at Star-Telegram photos from the great “cobblestone” ice storm of 2013.
Reuters/Misha Japaridze/Pool/File PhotoYevgeny Prigozhin is preparing to pull his Wagner Group mercenaries’ attention away from the war in Ukraine, according to a Bloomberg report that cites sources familiar with the matter.His current plan is to focus the private mercenaries’ focus back to countries in Africa, such as Sudan, Mali, and the Central African Republic, where Wagner has deployed forces. On Monday, Wagner posted a recruitment notice offering deployments to African countries that would
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