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Some Texas Travelers Delayed Following Midwest Blizzard

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DALLAS (AP) – Travelers heading out this weekend to start the holidays face some cancellations and flight delays as conditions improve following a Midwest blizzard.

American Airlines on Friday reported 21 flight cancellations due to weather. Spokeswoman Dori Alvarez says American Airlines had a dozen flight canceled and its American Eagle unit had nine cancellations.

Alvarez says the Fort Worth-based carrier on Thursday canceled 99 American Airlines flights and 214 American Eagle flights.

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines canceled nearly 260 flights since Thursday but said operations were returning to normal Friday.

Maureen Richmond with Dallas-based Greyhound Bus Lines says the carrier had delays and cancellations between Minneapolis and Chicago, plus Indianapolis. Spokeswoman Maureen Richmond says the bus line’s schedule was expected to return to normal later Friday.

Airports in the Philadelphia and New York areas reported weather-related flight delays Friday morning. The Federal Aviation Administration says flights at Newark Liberty International Airport were delayed an average three hours.

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