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Texas winter storm causes flight cancellations

UPDATE: The El Paso International Airport is seeing 12 canceled flights out of El Paso and 18 canceled flights arriving.

Most flights being affected coming from cities within Texas like Austin and Dallas.

Some passengers traveling to Dallas tell ABC-7 they received 2 delays before their flight was officially cancelled. Some said they will have to look into getting a hotel tonight, others said they will be forced to call into work.

EL PASO, Texas -- Extreme winter weather hits several state causing trouble for airline passengers.

According to FlightAware, nearly a thousand of flights were cancelled across the U.S. early Tuesday.

Freezing rain and ice is expected to hit Texas on Tuesday then head to Little Rock, Memphis and Nashville.

Nearly 300 departing flights from Dallas-Forth Worth International and 70 flights from Dallas Love Field were cancelled.

Around 80 departing flights from Austin-Bergstorm International were cancelled.

According to the El Paso International Airport website, three departure flights to Austin have been cancelled, three flight to Dallas Love Field and one flight to Dallas-Forth International Airport.

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Jennifer Mendoza

Jennifer Mendoza is a news producer for Good Morning El Paso.


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