Even the toilets are frozen.
Winter storms have hit Texas and residents of Houston, Dallas and other cities in the Lone Star State are facing a spell of very cold weather. It’s so cold that pipes and even swimming pools have frozen.
And even though the images might look like they were taken straight from the film Frozen, we assure you they’re real.
What’s more, lots of people in Texas experiencing the dramatic weather have shared the most shocking pictures of their homes on Twitter, where they’ve taken the world by surprise.
Everything’s covered in ice!
Did you ever imagine that it could get so cold that even the toilet would freeze? Probably not, but that’s what’s happening.
Texas hasn’t seen weather this cold in decades and neither the people nor the infrastructure were prepared for these snowstorms. At least you can appreciate these 30 jaw-dropping photos shared on social media:
1. This corridor looks like an ice rink
2. People are using grits to try and stop their frozen stairs from being so slippery.
3. On the pool
4. There are even indoor waterfalls where pipes have burst
Shocking! Turn up the volume!
Pipes busted from freezing. (Denton, Texas)
Please, If you are in Texas and you have not done so, let a couple of faucets drip until the freeze is over! #TexasFreeze #Texas #Denton pic.twitter.com/PE9Fy9jv7w
— Anas Alhajji (@anasalhajji) February 15, 2021
5. The cactuses are frozen
6. The same goes for the water fountains
This is the water fountain at Pensive. It appears the misters on the fountain have frozen. @CityOfDallas @DallasParkRec have been notified. Thanks to a few of you for reporting this! pic.twitter.com/AQyqYp3XrJ
— Northaven Trail (@NorthavenTrail) February 17, 2021
7. And people can stand on their frozen pools
— diana✨ (@xdianarose) February 17, 2021
8. The kids clearly can’t play at this park.
9. Even the olive oil is freezing
— Sean Hightower (@goodlawyernac) February 16, 2021
10. The hot tubs too:
Can confirm my hot tub is frozen. pic.twitter.com/wOvqQW8XJC
— A. Money (@amalaz95) February 15, 2021
11. Snow has covered the highways
— TxDOT Austin (@TxDOTAustin) February 16, 2021
12. And the faucets are freezing
— mb (@michaelbrom) February 17, 2021
13. The same thing is happening to the water in fish tanks
14. And thanks to the cold, laptops are splitting open
— Matthew Williams (@WilliamsMS9) February 16, 2021
15. The car washes look like ice sculptures
16. People are even camping inside their houses to escape the cold
It is 43 degrees inside my apartment and it’s looking like I might not have power until tomorrow. I’m losing about a degree every hour or two inside. Luckily I have an all-season tent that (kinda) fits in my living room where I plan to sleep so this is where we’re at #TexasFreeze pic.twitter.com/4xEbHNQB6b
— Sarah Asch (@sarahradinasch) February 15, 2021
17. The videos are unbelievable
Dallas. Texas — FROZEN pic.twitter.com/f530Vw8cMz
— Mr. Wolf (@mole_cola) February 17, 2021
18. People are filling bathtubs with snow so they have enough water
Damn never thought about this.
Pro tip compliments of my neighbors: if your water is shut off or pipes are frozen, fill your bath tub with snow and use the water for your toilets
To all my northern friends, don’t judge us. We are learning the hard way pic.twitter.com/dg69dU1mbE
— ⚖️ I HONOR VETERANS (@veterans_i) February 17, 2021
19. Pipes are bursting
apartment ceiling caves in due to ice / snow in dallas, texas pic.twitter.com/1pWaqreZ23
— legal tender (@BreeSunshinee_) February 17, 2021
20. The beaches are covered in snow
Oh, you know just your normal snow on the beach in Galveston, Texas. pic.twitter.com/wm9z8gZ1po
— Kevin Lighty – WCIA 3 Chief Meteorologist (@KevinLighty) February 15, 2021
21. And people who tried to store water in their bathtubs now have ice
Water stored in the bathtub froze solid last night. That’s how it’s going in Dallas. pic.twitter.com/cJdUMDT6pN
— Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) February 16, 2021
22. This isn’t OK!
23. Swimming pools are now ice rinks
My sister’s pool in Dallas is completely frozen over! pic.twitter.com/PEsZJQxSHB
— liberalpropaganda (@CRTCHP) February 17, 2021
24. Even pets’ water bowls are frozen over
My dog’s water bowl inside my kitchen lit up with a flashlight. No rolling blackouts. Zero electrons since 2am last night, almost 24hrs. Frozen pipes. Houston Texas. Why not in the federal grid? Why so underprepared #ERCOT #texaspoweroutage #TexasFreeze pic.twitter.com/o22YqfzxsN
— UnEdumacatedJo (@UnedumacatedJo) February 16, 2021
25. People are helping each other out on the icy roads
I just skid off the road into some icy mud because of the black ice, and in less than a minute, two different trucks stopped and helped me get my car out of the mud. Texans really the best people, I love it here. pic.twitter.com/O60XQti83W
— TK JoeCrush (@JoeCrush5) February 17, 2021
26. Ceiling fans are dripping with icicles
This is how cold it is at my Apartment.
As a Texan, yes, I’m certainly not built for this. I don’t even care. pic.twitter.com/FMt8imglJp
— ☩ (@ThomasBlackGG) February 16, 2021
37. Highways are undriveable
This was Houston, Texas on February 15, 2021. Unreal. pic.twitter.com/QOSDIMikVI
— Daniel Gotera (@DTGoteraKHOU) February 17, 2021
28. And people are doing what they can to get by in the cold
What do Texans wait in line to purchase when everything’s frozen over? pic.twitter.com/EYOr4kxNYL
— J L P (@juanitaproctor) February 16, 2021
29. Even peoples’ toilets are freezing:
Y’all ever seen frozen toilet water pic.twitter.com/WypZBjnMMK
— Ms. Young Professional (@MsYoungProfess) February 16, 2021
30. They even have icicles