Strangers took in a delivery driver for 5 days after she was stranded in the Texas storm


(CNN)When a delivery driver’s car began sliding down on an icy Texas driveway, the driver closed her eyes, praying she wouldn’t hit the client’s home.


She didn’t hit the house but Chelsea Timmons’ car crushed a flowerbed outside an Austin, Texas, home as a snowstorm paralyzed the state last Sunday. She didn’t know it yet, but she would soon be grateful to end up in this particular driveway.

Homeowners Doug Condon and Nina Richardson checked on Timmons to try to help get her Toyota Rav4 up the driveway, but it was stuck. They invited her to wait for a tow truck inside their home.
„I’m just extremely fortunate that this is where my car crashed,” Timmons told CNN. „It was in their flower bed. It wasn’t in a ditch. It wasn’t on the side of the road … I was stuck someplace safe and warm.”

The bad weather persisted a lot longer than any of them thought. Five days later, Timmons was still living with the couple.

Since Sunday, Texas has weathered a fierce storm that left cities without power, water and warmth for millions of people who aren’t used to this kind of cold.
Amid the tales of people struggling to survive, a few stories of hope showed that Texas hospitality is the real deal.
Timmons, who lives three hours away in Houston, said she makes weekly trips to Austin because the delivery market there pays a little more. The 32-year-old picked up one last delivery on Sunday as the snow picked up, thinking she would have time to make it home.