Winter Weather Brings Delays To DFW International Airport
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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The winter weather that brought snow and ice to North Texas and much of the nation has also brought delays to travelers at DFW International Airport.
According to airport officials, over 1,000 passengers woke up Wednesday morning after spending the night inside airport terminals. DFW personnel provided cots, blankets, toiletry kits and other comforts for overnight passengers.
The storm, which brought up to six inches of snow to some parts of North Texas, is still causing airport delays.
Weather conditions in North Texas improved dramatically Wednesday, but nearly 400 flights were cancelled at the world’s eighth-busiest airport for passenger traffic.
Airport officials confirmed runways are open and roads are clear but said airlines blamed the cancellations on the wicked weather that’s affecting airports in the Northeast.
According to Kent Powell with American Airlines, the airline was fully functional Wednesday at DFW, though the airline did have 225 flights cancelled Wednesday morning, along with a number of delays. Extra time was required to de-ice planes and navigate icy ramps.
The airlines are working to get passengers re-booked and may even offer some comfort like hotel or flight vouchers for future use.
Travelers are encouraged to check their flight’s status online before heading to the airport.
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