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Flight operations at DFW should be back to normal by midday

DFW Airport has advised travelers to get to the airport early for their flights as roads may be slick getting to the terminals.
DFW Airport has advised travelers to get to the airport early for their flights as roads may be slick getting to the terminals. Courtesy of DFW Airport

Flight operations are getting back to normal at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport as crews continue to treat runways and taxiways for ice.

The airport said airlines have canceled 75 departures so far this morning but plan to resume most of its schedule by the late morning. Airport crews have kept four runways continuously open during the winter storm that hit North Texas the past two days.

And now, they’re planning for snow that may begin falling early Wednesday morning.

“We’ve had everyone running in shifts for a couple of days and we’ll stay on that schedule to keep the runways and taxiways clear,” said airport spokesman David Magaña.

American Airlines has canceled 175 arrivals and departures so far across its system for today after canceling more than 1,000 arrivals and departures on Monday.

On Monday evening, American flight 296 arriving from San Antonio slid off a taxiway as it headed toward Terminal A. American said there were 63 passengers and 5 crew members on the flight. No injuries were reported and the passengers were taken to the terminal by bus. The landing gear of the MD-80 got stuck in the grass and the aircraft was towed away earlier this morning.

According to aviation website FlightStats.com, 500 flights have been canceled across the U.S. and 795 flights have been delayed. Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, which is getting hit by the same storm system that swept through North Texas, has the most cancellations with 129 arrivals and 123 departures canceled as of 8:30 a.m. CDT.

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