More than 700 US flights were canceled Monday as wintry weather eased over a wide swath of the United States.
As of 1 p.m. ET, just over 700 flights in, in, or out of the United States had been canceled Monday, according to flight-tracking website FlightAware. More than 2,000 flights have been delayed.
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The bulk of the cancellations to date affect Dallas Love Field and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airports in Texas, with about 100 canceled to and from Denver International Airport in Colorado.
A winter storm warning is in effect for much of Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, until 6 a.m. Central time Wednesday.
Dallas-based Southwest Airlines canceled about 330 flights in, in or out of the United States by 1 p.m. ET Monday.
The airline, which had its operations collapsed over the holidays, issued a wintry weather waiver on Sunday and extended the waiver on Monday to eight airports in Texas and Oklahoma. The waiver is valid for travel from 30 January to 1 February.
American Airlines issued a waiver Sunday for Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) that applies to travel from January 29 to February 2. American Airlines canceled about 115 US flights by 1 p.m. ET Monday.
Regional carrier SkyWest canceled about 125 flights by midday Monday.
Dallas Love Field tweeted Monday that its team is “willing to treat and disinfect surfaces to allow for safe operations.” DFW is also preparing for bad weather.
Both airports urged travelers to check with their airlines for flight status before going to the airport.
The weather will also lead to treacherous road conditions. The National Weather Service warns that up to half an inch of ice or sleet could arrive in parts of Texas. Snow is expected to accumulate across at least 15 states, the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center reported.
“If you must travel, slow down and use extreme caution especially when approaching bridges and overpasses,” the Texas warning says.
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