Winter Storm Heads Through Parts of Texas, Midwest, Hundreds of Flights Cancelled, Thousands Delayed

By Jesse Sokolow on 5 December 2013
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American Airlines aircraft in Dallas

American Airlines aircraft in Dallas

A major ice storm, Winter Storm Cleon, is moving through parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio, with hundreds of flights being canceled in its wake.  On Thursday, American Airlines and American Eagle preemptively canceled approximately 500 flights in and out of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport through 11:00 a.m. on Friday.

Tonight, there are threats of significant icing in the affected areas.  On Friday, some snow and wintry mix may even reach Pennsylvania and parts of western New York, as the storm heads east.

As of 3:40 p.m. on the east coast, over 1,000 flights had been canceled on Thursday according to FlightStats, a flight reporting service, and nearly 4,000 had been delayed.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning in parts of the affected states.  Power outages are expected to occur in some of these areas.

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