Ice Covers North Texas Super Bowl Week

ARLINGTON, Texas (KDKA) — The biggest threat to the Super Bowl might be the weather.

The same winter storm that passed through our area also hit north Texas where many roads remain ice-covered and dangerous.

Ice from the overnight storm was up to an inch thick on everything in Dallas and there was almost no equipment for an attack.

Walking wasn’t easy, but some took it in stride.

“It’s a lot of fun, you know,” a delivery man said. “It’s nice to get out and just make it happen.”

The interstates in the Dallas and Fort Worth area were covered in snow. Salt trucks were scarce and drivers were on their own.

In Fort Worth, the chilling wind burned the skin like a branding iron.

Steelers fans arriving in town weren’t too bothered by it.

“I was hoping for it,” Brandon Piganell said. “This is good weather for football – I like this.”

Shumway: “But they’re in a dome.”

Piganell: “Still, you have the whole atmosphere of it and it just makes everyone more in the mood for good, hard-nosed football.”

  • Dave

    So what! It’s going to be 60F on Sunday in Arlington. Who cares if it was icey 5 days before the Super Bowl? I don’t think Pittsburgh or Green Bay cares of ice 5 days before a game that is played in a dome!

  • jen mathis

    It’s not that it will be five days before, but that it is STILL here in Arlington, and everyone is on their third snow day in a row. We don’t have the equipment or manpower to fight weather like those up north.

  • Kate

    yes but those of us who are from the north and now live in TX, find it amusing to see yinz scramble at the first sign of cold weather. i still braved the slippy roads this morning without a problem.

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