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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The wet weather directly impacted air travelers at Dallas/Fort Worth International and Dallas Love Field Airports.

Flight delays and cancellations had travelers stranded for hours.

Air passengers attempting to ravel by air from Dallas’ Love Field Airport lugged around carry on baggage and tried to hold on to their patience.

Chelsea Averill should’ve arrived in Albuquerque on Monday, but the college law student sat stuck, grounded by rainstorms, with hundreds of others.

“Actually, this was my second [attempt to leave]. I was trying to get home in two days. My flight yesterday was canceled, because they had high winds there. Maybe it’s a sign I’m not supposed to be living here,” she said laughing.

Averill’s good-natured attitude about the ordeal wasn’t isolated.

The storms of Monday forced an airport full of people to simply make do with the circumstances that included flights delayed for hours and others cancelled completely.

In all, some 35 flights at DFW Airport were canceled and others delayed.

Love Field also had dozens of cancellations. Allison Ralston was still trying to get to Lubbock on Tuesday morning.

“There was a lot of people waiting here overnight, so obviously it’s kept [the weather] a lot of people here, “ she said. “I know there were four flights from Houston Hobby, and we’re all just sitting together.”

By 6 a.m. Tuesday the dozens of flights cancelled and delayed were finally given the green light and hundreds of folks, who had been waiting, were finally given clearance to begin trips to their destinations.

The airport clearance also meant travelers with Dallas Love Field as their destination, were able to finally arrive.

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