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Winter storm hits Texas: 8 dead, 400 without power

Eight people are reported to have died as a result of the ice storm that hit Texas. The element left without electricity more than 400 residents of the state, writes The Hill.

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The storm caused dangerous icing on the road, making it difficult for motorists to drive. Deaths began as early as Monday, January 30, and increased in frequency as the storm developed.

A 49-year-old woman died on January 30 when she lost control of her pickup truck and crashed into a tree due to icy roads, and a 45-year-old man died after being thrown out of his car when the car skidded on a flyover. Another person died on January 31 as a result of a collision of 10 cars in Austin, Texas.

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Three men died on February 1 after their car crashed on an icy road.

According to flight tracking website FlightAware, more than 2 flights were canceled on Feb. 250, accounting for almost 30% of departures from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

75% of flights from this airport were canceled on February 1, and more than 60% on January 31.

During the week, power outages increased across the state. According to the website, most of the outages occurred in the counties of east and central Texas.

As of noon on Feb. 1, nearly a quarter of all homes in Austin were left without power due to the storm.

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Texas utility CPS Energy said the power outages are likely to continue until Feb. 2, when temperatures begin to rise.

The Texas Department of Transportation has warned residents to stay off the roads unless they have to go anywhere and be careful as traffic lights could be turned off.

Slippery roads have also been reported in states such as Arkansas and Tennessee.

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