It's an essential tool many Americans have—a snow scraper. You can't make it through a week of winter without one in some places.
But those living in the Lone Star State are not as prepared for the unusual occurrences of snow and ice storms plaguing their cars typically untouched by the wrath of winter.
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Residents are taking to social media to reveal creative ways they are removing ice and snow from their cars.
No ice scraper? Use a frisbee! 😂#etxwx pic.twitter.com/orVqL4bU4K
— Melissa Greene (@LissaGreene13) January 16, 2018
Every winter I have I have to clean off Caitlyn’s car because she doesn’t own an ice scraper. This year we got innovative pic.twitter.com/oVLbI4bgXl
— Callan Cloonan (@Get_a_Cloo) January 14, 2018
Sharp dad uses machete to clean off windshield https://t.co/VSQ0pdrpdX #houstonweather #texaswinter pic.twitter.com/boCqY0SmeO
— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) January 17, 2018
Some are even going as far to say the kitchen favorite—a spatula— is the new Texas ice scraper.
— leftyluvs_99 (@leftygurl07) January 16, 2018
.@JJWatt is just like all of us today - we don’t know how to scrape ice off cars. 🚘 Is that a 🔑 chain, JJ? 😂https://t.co/IOfR2Y9SFE pic.twitter.com/7eBV9YjPFq
— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) January 16, 2018