17 Texans who know the ice storm grocery struggle


No one is more popular than a loaf of bread in an ice storm. Call it the prom queen of the grocery store.

That’s something that plenty of Texans realized Monday night, as they prepared for freezing precipitation to throw their delicate infrastructure into icy havoc, and into Tuesday, as they realized driving conditions had become less than ideal. In Central Texas, wintry wet stuff had started to dwindle by noon, but slick roads remain a concern, keeping folks away from any impromptu H-E-B or Randall’s trips.

Here are 17 tweets from around the state that prove Texans will take a dose of preparedness where they can get it.

Check out photos of empty roadways around Austin, and keep up with the freezing forecast


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