• Dec 9th 2013 at 11:00AM
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This scary video was taken in Plano, Texas, where warming weather caused thick ice sheets deposited by a winter storm to slide from the roof of an apartment complex Sunday. According to WFAA 8, ice several inches thick crushed cars and tore through trees.

Residents recorded the falling ice with their smartphones as it smashed onto sidewalks and cars parked on the street. Luckily, no one was hurt. At least eight cars were damaged, some with collapsed roofs and shattered windshields.


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      Brian
      • 1 Year Ago
      That maroon car is actually a Chevy Impala, not a Malibu.
      Ron
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's not surprising as Texas and other southern states usually don't have to take snow into consideration in designing buildings.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ron
        Snow is not the problem. It is called ice. 2-4" of solid ice. Fell as freezing rain, then as sleet. That's why driving is such a problem. Driving on snow is easy. How are you at driving on ice. No traction, no grit, no ice skates. But the architects should know that we get ice storms every year or two, and should have measures in place to prevent such a dangerous occurrence. Same thing happened at Jerry Jones' JerryWorld Cowboys stadium two years ago during Super Bowl week. Even bigger sheets of falling ICE! People are stupid everywhere.
          scottee
          • 1 Year Ago
          People are stupid everywhere. and the worst part is...they vote.
        delsolo1
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ron
        Beside safety issues.
      rkeeeballs
      • 1 Year Ago
      ....It's Bush's fault :>)
      sportsguy56201
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks staged to me
      scottee
      • 1 Year Ago
      and there is an idiot standing across the street in shorts and flip flops in the snow? really? there is no hope for mankind.
      temeculapaul
      • 1 Year Ago
      It appears hell is freezing over.
      • 1 Year Ago
      WOW.... That sucks
      Mandoist
      • 1 Year Ago
      BULLETIN: This just in... Snow falls in winter storm.
      stengernc
      • 1 Year Ago
      Mother nature is only reacting to humanities over population and disregard to the pollution they create which contribute to weather changes. In about 100 to 200 years we may not have a state called Florida or a city called New York if all the ice melts at the polar earth caps and the seas rise 200 feet....we reap what sow. Stay in denial, she will wake us up.
        obamasam0r0n1
        • 1 Year Ago
        @stengernc
        Your comment only serves to prove once more the arrogance of liberals, proposing that humans actually possess the power to affect mother nature.
        M
        • 1 Year Ago
        @stengernc
        Ding, Ding, Ding! Time to wake up... roughly 10,000 years ago, (that is about 8,000 B.C.), a very thick ice sheet covered 2/3 of North America. That ice melt did NOT stop, and is apparently still continuing today. I don't think that simple fact fits very well with your assertion of climate change being CAUSED by humans. BTW, the DISCOVERY CHANNEL science programs have shown that just ONE DAY of a volcano eruption produces as much greenhouse gases as ALL of present day humanity burning fossil fuels, (and wood), for a FULL YEAR. (And furthermore, there are roughly 20 volcanoes erupting every day at the present time.) Those science programs have speculated THAT ice melt started as the result of a small asteroid or a large meteorite hitting that ice sheet in what is now Canada... The program also stated it is very difficult to prove, because the miles-thick ice sheet was hit, not dirt or stone, and the resulting steam explosion would have scattered the remaining fragments over most of North America, and ash into the upper atmosphere.
      hagman3926
      • 1 Year Ago
      I can see the lawyers standing in line to sue somebody
      braigno2
      • 1 Year Ago
      wonder what the insurance company coverage would be for those type of incidents ( act of God? )
      jem8228
      • 1 Year Ago
      so this dude is reporting without a hard hat! smart, very smart!
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