Air travel across the state made difficult due to snow - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/4/09

Air travel across the state made difficult due to snow

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By Katie Bauer  - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Travel across Texas has been difficult Friday as winter weather and snow storms have gripped parts of the state.

In West Texas, the folks in Midland awoke to white covered yards and one or two inches of snow. Police say several accidents were reported there because of slippery conditions, and at their airport, several flights out of Midland International are still experiencing delays.

Just south of us, the usually hot and sunny San Angelo got its fair share of snow and sleet this Friday. The San Angelo newspaper says this was the regions' first snow accumulation in three years. But no major accidents were reported.

Even Houston and down to Corpus Christi saw some wintry flurries on Friday. It caused early dismissals at area schools and canceled flights at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Some neighborhoods there received three to five inches of snow. Since 1895, it has only snowed in Houston 33 times.

Due to all the snow across the state, some air travelers have found their flights either delayed or canceled.

Continental Airlines shut down almost everything here and in Houston because of the weather in southeast Texas. Two flights were canceled Friday afternoon. There were also a few delays in other airlines, but they, too, were weather related.

Because all Continental flights from Lubbock travel through Houston, Hub City travelers have had to make other plans. "This other one had been booked for over a month, but if something goes wrong with the weather that's what you're faced with," said Dwight Fullingin.

Other than the problems through Houston, everything else seems to be running pretty smoothly.

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