Winter storm in Texas briefly closes DFW Airport - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Winter storm in Texas briefly closes DFW Airport

DALLAS (AP) - An ice storm that briefly closed Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport left thousands of people without electricity during freezing winter conditions.

DFW Airport reopened after about an hour closure Tuesday. Airport spokesman David Magana says crews worked to clear the iced runways.

American Airlines spokesman Tim Smith says about 800 flights were canceled at DFW, as part of 1,400 cancellations systemwide for the Fort Worth-based carrier.

Oncor (ON'-kor) reported more than 20,000 customers Tuesday lost electricity statewide. Nearly half of the outages were in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Dallas and Fort Worth canceled classes Tuesday. Schools in Arlington, where the Steelers and the Packers play on Sunday in the Super Bowl, also closed.

Lubbock, with snow and temperatures in the single digits, also canceled classes.

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