Winter storm prompts hundreds of canceled Texas flights

Staff Writer
Stephenville Empire-Tribune

DALLAS (AP) — A late-winter storm has reached parts of Texas with hundreds of flights canceled and some schools closing early.

Lubbock and Amarillo were under a winter weather advisory until midnight Wednesday with a slight chance of snow. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the Dallas-Fort Worth area through mid-Thursday. reports more than 600 flights were canceled Wednesday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

Texas Tech University in Lubbock was to close at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

Fort Worth-based American Airlines canceled more than 300 flights Wednesday system wide. Spokeswoman Andrea Huguely (HEWG'-lee) says weather-related problems were mainly in North Texas, the Philadelphia and New York City areas and in Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee.

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines canceled nearly 140 flights.

Some school districts in North Texas were letting out early Wednesday due to the threat of wintry weather. Various state offices in North Texas and the Panhandle also were closing early Wednesday.