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Friday, CNN reported that two people died in Thursday's crash in Beaumont, Texas, with more than 120 injuries. The accident included a total of 140 vehicles.
I-10 shut down Thursday morning after more than 50 cars crashed in dense fog. Authorities reported no fatalities, though paramedics drove more than 30 people to the hospital.
According to KBMT, a Beaumont, Texas, television station, the Department of Public Safety "updated the number to at least 140 cars involved in the collision," with hundreds more cars stranded by the wrecks.
"Conditions were favorable for fog formation throughout the upper Texas coast Thanksgiving morning," AccuWeather meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said. "Locally dense fog was reported from Houston to Beaumont and Port Arthur."
The relative humidity was very high. When the temperature and dew point are the same, the air is saturated. Clear skies overhead and light winds allowed the fog to form.
"Throw in nearly bumper-to-bumper traffic," Sosnowski said, "and a sudden drop in visibility, and you have ingredients for a multiple-vehicle pileup, when someone hits the brakes."
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See the weather conditions anticipated for some of the top vacation destinations for spring breakers.
This March has been and will continue to be a month on the wild side with storms and temperature extremes.
Brinkley, AR (1909)
Tornado killed 49 and caused $600,000 worth of property damage.
Philadelphia, PA (1960)
Record low of 14 degrees -- 2nd day of 3 consecutive record lows, and 1 of 4 set during March 1960.
Dallas-Monroe Co. AR (1909)
Tornadoes killed 64 and injured 671.