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Some flight delays amid cold weather in Texas

Published On: Jan 24 2014 08:29:17 AM CST
Updated On: Jan 24 2014 08:43:08 AM CST
Winter Weather
DALLAS (AP) -

Icy roads and light snow have affected travel in parts of Texas in cold weather-related delays extending to other parts of the country.
    
Fort Worth-based American Airlines and its regional carriers had about 220 cancellations Friday due to weather. Spokeswoman Mary Frances Fagan says the cancellations are systemwide.
    
Minor flight delays were reported by Dallas-based Southwest Airlines, mainly in Houston, Austin and San Antonio. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for those areas until midday Friday.
    
The Houston Independent School District, the state's largest with more than 210,000 students, canceled classes Friday due to inclement weather. Icy roads made travel hazardous.
    
CPS Energy reported nearly 2,800 customers without electricity Friday in the San Antonio area. Oncor had about 1,400 outages, mainly in the freezing Dallas area.

Some schools close in Texas amid winter weather

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Thousands of students have an unscheduled day off after a cold front scattered snow and ice across parts of Texas.
    
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the Houston, San Antonio and Austin areas until midday Friday.
    
Light snow was reported Friday as the Houston Independent School District canceled classes due to weather. The state's largest district has more than 210,000 students.
    
Ice hindered drivers in parts of Central Texas as the Austin Independent School District and the University of Texas at Austin canceled classes Friday. Texas State University in San Marcos, about 30 miles south of Austin, also called off school due to weather.
    
Forecasters say conditions are expected to improve by Saturday. Austin and San Antonio could see temperatures in the 70s by Sunday.