AUSTIN, Texas – Texans are grappling with the coldest weather since December 1989. In a neighborhood in North Austin, some people barely got their cars moving and left them snowed in.
Father and son Tim and Rye Power use the weather to their advantage.
“Well, we just enjoy the snow and I’m trying to teach my son the importance of working hard to make money. That’s why we only offer ten dollars to shovel out a car,” said Tim Power. “And so far we’ve only helped get people off their cane, drive off … so get them back on the street. So we don’t calculate.”
You want to make sure people have a way out when and when they have to go. Officials say travel should be avoided, but that hasn’t stopped people from taking the risk and some drivers have no choice.
While they were clearing cars, a neighbor got stuck in the snow and tried to leave.
Tim Power stepped into action alongside neighbors Austin Isburgh and James Hannah. It wasn’t easy, but eventually they let the car go.
With the sun and snow on the ground, people did their best to stay safe, warm and help others along the way.
Rye Power is scraping ice off a vehicle. (Olivia Levada / Spectrum News 1)