More than 1,800 flights were canceled and many more delayed on Tuesday as a brutal ice storm continued to ravage parts of the southern and central United States, resulting in a second day of transportation problems.
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As winter conditions hit the region from Texas to West Virginia, flight tracking website FlightAware said more than 1,800 flights in the U.S. had been canceled, with 3,900 delayed by 6 p.m. ET. Reported.
More than 900 flights on Wednesday had already been canceled by Tuesday evening.
Texas has been particularly hard hit.
According to FlightAware, three airports – Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Dallas Love Field (DAL) and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) – have experienced significant disruption, with Dallas Fort Worth Airport experiencing many cancellations. is occurring. Approximately 1,000 flights to and from DFW have been canceled as of 5pm ET.
Dallas-based Southwest Airlines scrubs more than 500 flights, about 12% of its total schedule.
Tennessee’s Nashville International Airport has also seen significant cancellations, with approximately 140 flights canceled by 6pm ET.
Southwestern, American and regional airlines Envoy Air and SkyWest are among the most affected.
Texas-based Southwest Airlines and American Airlines canceled nearly 600 flights by Tuesday night. This corresponds to 15% and 19% of the schedule respectively.
On Monday, Southwest canceled about 12% of its schedule after experiencing an operational meltdown over the holidays. American Airlines canceled his 6% of flights. Across all airlines, on Monday he had more than 1,100 canceled flights and more than 6,000 delays.
On Monday, Southwest Airlines announced winter weather waivers at 12 airports in Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Arkansas and Kentucky. This exemption applies to affected travel from January 30th to February 1st.
American Airlines on Sunday announced a Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) waiver that applies to travel from Jan. 29 through Feb. 2.
DFW Airport tweeted on Tuesday that it is well prepared for winter weather.
A winter storm warning is in effect for much of Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, through 6 a.m. Thursday, February 2nd.
The heaviest ice buildup is predicted for much of Texas, and could be 1 to 3/4 inches by Thursday morning. Large areas of this region, including southern Oklahoma, Arkansas, northwestern Mississippi, and parts of Tennessee, can have 1/4-inch ice.
Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted on Monday, “I encourage Arkansasans experiencing winter weather to avoid travel as much as possible and heed the warnings from local authorities.
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