Texans Brave Long Line for Whataburger Amid Power Outages in Austin

Drivers braved long lines at Whataburger in Austin, Texas, on February 17, amid power outages and record-breaking weather conditions.

Video taken by Twitter user @t_steinwald shows a long queue of cars waiting to enter the chain restaurant’s drive-thru. “It’s one of the only food places open and much of our area is still without power and running water,” @t_steinwald told Storyful.

As of 7.15pm EST on Wednesday, February 17, Austin Energy reported 147,359 customers were without power, with the National Weather Service reporting the wintry conditions would continue into Thursday. Credit: @t_steinwald via Storyful