3 Dead, at Least 20 Injured in Indiana Pileup

Freezing temperatures created white-out conditions, causing a 45-vehicle pileup.
3:00 | 01/24/14

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Transcript for 3 Dead, at Least 20 Injured in Indiana Pileup
We begin with the new developments on the dangerous cold, snow, ice, all of that, ginger. It's not like we haven't talked about it but it's still cold. Windchill, 20 below in Chicago. Detroit, 18 below but this stuff stretches today all the way to the gulf coast and Numbers like Brownsville, yes, a windchill advisory of 24. They're impressive and not going to warm up a lot. Look at the high temperatures today. Atlanta just hardly above freezing. 39 for Little Rock and you say, well, it's January. It's supposed to be cold. Huh-uh, not that cold. Here's how far from average we're going to be, 18 in Atlanta below, 27 below average in Houston. Now, I want to show you these pictures. They're still cleaning up from that big wreck, lake-effect snow right near an hour east of Chicago and, boy, it really took a toll on the roads. Winter's latest dagger of lake-effect snow turning deadly overnight. The collision was just like, boom, it was like louder than a gunshot. I mean, you heard it and it was -- this is crazy. Whiteout conditions causing a colossal pileup on I-94 near Michigan city, Indiana. Nearly 45 vehicles, most of them semis careening into each other. Some of the cars sandwiched under the trucks. Racing against time and temperatures well below freezing, the frantic search for victims trapped still in their cars lasted well into the night. Firefighters miraculously cutting this man from the wreckage hours after the crash. I can't believe the way it looked. Even I was in tears just looking at it. It's horrible. Reporter: This morning, police say three people were killed and at least 20 injured. Hundreds of others waiting for hours this their cars for the roads to be cleared. And brand-new this morning pictures out of Texas. San Antonio, Texas, you just see cars on a highway, they have abandoned their vehicles because there's so much freezing rain, thank you to ksap for those pictures. Up to a quarter inch in some places and right now it would be Houston where we find Steve osunsami. Good morning, Steve. Reporter: Good morning, ginger. This isn't something you see every day in Houston. Temperatures around the freezing mark. They're used to tropical storms here but this is a city without winter weather equipment so this winter storm warning that continues until noon today is a real problem for the city. The issue here are the overpasses and bridges that are blocked off because of the cold, because of ice on the roads and because of that schools are delayed until at least noon today and canceled in some parts. They're telling families if they don't have to be out on the roads, to stay home, George and robin. Okay, thanks.

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