The ice in Austin today is extremely bad. There are dozens of videos circulating around TikTok of everything from cars crashing into one another on the freeway, to insanely huge icicles, and all of the frozen things in between. Over 100,000 people are currently without power right now.

Austin is NOT having a good day today.

A video shared to TikTok by KXAN News shows the moment a transformer emitted "power flashes" in south Austin. They light the sky and everything around for a split second with a bright orange hue, followed by pitch-black darkness.

It was incredibly hard to get a screenshot of the moment it happened. I snagged this one at just the right time, after a bunch of failed attempts:

TikTok @KXAN News
TikTok @KXAN News

Check out the entire video below:

If you are in the Austin area, please stay home. This weather is no joke. Some of the videos I've come across are downright terrifying. Here are a couple more that really show just how icy it is there right now:

The branches are so heavy from the weight of the ice in the trees that they are literally crashing to the ground.


Please do your best to stay home and away from this mess today. It looks like it's going to warm up soon, and whatever you have planned can surely wait. It's a great day to call in to work and cancel those dinner plans. I hope this article finds you somewhere safe and warm.

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