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Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport closes

DALLAS, TX (AP) - Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has closed due to an ice storm that has shut schools, snarled ground traffic and left much of North Texas in a winter freeze.

DFW Airport spokesman David Magana says the runways are glazed with ice but that crews are working to clear the area. He says the facility expects to reopen within a couple of hours.

The airport, one of the largest in the country, is the American Airlines hub. Earlier Tuesday, hundreds of incoming flights were cancelled due to the massive snow storm across the Midwest.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit suspended rail service because of the storm.

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