On This Day...Dec 12-13, 2000

On This Day...

December 12-13, 2000

A mixture of sleet and freezing rain, with sleet accumulations up to one inch, affected all of North Central Texas from the afternoon of the 12th until midday on the 13th. 

Hundreds of accidents occurred, with numerous closures of businesses and schools, and hundreds 
of flights were canceled at the DFW airport. The roof of a supermarket in Boyd, in Wise county, collapsed from accumulations of ice.

Electricity outages due to ice covered power lines and trees affected approximately 110,000 people. Some state highways and interstate highways were closed due to ice or accidents.

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