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Ice storm slams North Texas before Super Bowl


FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - North Texas is still dealing with icy roads and temperatures in the teens after an early morning ice storm.

The area hosts the Super Bowl on Sunday, and most star-studded parties are planned for the weekend. But the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers arrived in the Dallas area a day before the storm that's caused hundreds of car accidents, school closings and flight cancellations.

Two die-hard Packers fans had to postpone their 800-mile drive in a Cadillac convertible for at least a day.

Dieter Sturm and Mark Madson say they can handle driving in the snow -- but not on icy roads. They plan to leave Wisconsin for Texas on Wednesday in Madson's car that has "Super Bowl or Bust" and "Packer Mobile" painted on it.

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