On any other day, you'd say North Beach Street in Fort Worth was flat, but frozen rain, sleet and snow made a normally unnoticeable incline into a slick mountain of ice.
Cars and trucks, all without traction, couldn't get where they were headed using North Beach Street.
Several men stopped to help drivers muster momentum. Kevin Evans said he did it for free to "help people out."
Fort Worth resident Jim Frawley got caught on the ice after trying to run a simple errand.
"We ran out of bread, and I needed to get some bread for sandwiches today," he said. "That's it."
Drivers had to hop a boulevard-size median to turn around.
Evans started assisting drivers at 9 a.m. and, by noon, had assisted at least 30 people.
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Frawley said he appreciated of all the volunteers' help.
"Oh, yeah. If it wasn't for these guys, everybody would be in trouble," he said.