Entries in Highways (2)


Texas Closer to 85-MPH Speed Limit

Chad Baker/Photodisc/Thinkstock(DALLAS) -- They say that everything's bigger in Texas and after the current session of the legislature is done, they might also say that everything is faster there, too.  

Without much opposition at all, the Texas House says it's okay to drive 85 on some Texas highways.

In Dallas, where the rubber meets the road some drivers admit they're already doing 85, while others are on record firmly opposed. Slow down, thoug,h as the Texas Senate and the governor will have to say it's okay to put the hammer down.

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Deadly Snowstorm Blasts Midwest; Freezing Temperatures Follow

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Midwest residents are bracing for bitter cold temperatures Monday after a powerful snow storm has been blamed for at least half a dozen deaths, canceled flights and the collapse of the Metrodome's roof in Minneapolis Sunday.

From Minnesota to Chicago, the massive storm -- 1,500 miles across at its widest part -- dumped a foot-and-a-half of snow in some areas.  The snowy conditions have been blamed for at least six deaths over the weekend as motorists endured zero visibility driving conditions amid highway closings in five states.

The blast of Canadian cold air headed southward after the season's first snowfall swept through cities in the midwest and the northeast.  Now these cities are experiencing frigid cold temperatures.  Winter weather warnings have been issued for 30 states along the East Coast including a freeze warning in Florida, with temperatures in some areas expected to fall into the 20s.

Monday in Minneapolis, temperatures are expected to drop to 15 degrees with a low of only two degrees.  This, after the city was hit with the worst snowfall in almost 20 years, with more than two feet of snow in some areas.

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