HUFFINGTON POST
03/28/2008 02:43 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

100-Mile-Long Traffic Jams In Texas, Cars Stranded Without Gas... Officials Say "Being On The Highway Is A Deathtrap"...

Heeding days of dire warnings about Hurricane Rita, as many as 2.5 million people jammed evacuation routes on Thursday, creating colossal 100-mile-long traffic jams that left many people stranded and out of gas as the huge storm bore down on the Texas coast.

Acknowledging that "being on the highway is a deathtrap," Mayor Bill White asked for military help in rushing scarce fuel to stranded drivers.

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