Texas Airports Cancel Flights As Icy Weather Conditions Hit
- Author: Leroy Wright Jan 19, 2018,
Jan 19, 2018, 11:02
On Thursday morning, airport congestion eased some.
American Airlines, the world's largest airline by passenger traffic, had canceled some 270 flights between Tuesday and Wednesday as a result of the storm, it said.
Officials at the world's busiest airport in Atlanta are hoping to avoid a repeat of wait times that exceeded an hour to get through security screening. Everyone should take the necessary precautions now and stay informed of the latest weather forecasts for their area.
"Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, we're looking at an overnight low of 16", said Daniels. "But staying off the roads right now is important for us", the governor said. Officials were especially anxious about road conditions tonight. Many cities canceled meetings and court proceedings, and some businesses closed.
This morning, unsafe snowy and icy conditions wreaked havoc across the roads, causing closures and several accidents from Texas to Kentucky. Parts of Interstate-49 were also closed.
More than 9 inches (23 cm) of snow have fallen in Durham, North Carolina since Monday, with 7 inches (18 cm) or more at various locations across southern Virginia, the NWS said. But school and government shutdowns extend all the way south to the Gulf Coast.
By Wednesday afternoon, snow will be clearing for the major cities from D.C.to Boston, meaning minor snow totals are expected for coastal areas.
More than 10 counties in South Central Texas are expected to see icy and freezing conditions throughout the day.
Daytime temperatures on Thursday should reach the upper 30s.
Much of Alabama is shut down because forecasters say a snow storm with bitterly cold temperatures could cause travel problems.
Little to no icing is expected with the storm, but Pfaff warned some black ice is possible Wednesday night into Thursday morning, especially in warning and advisory areas.
Snow continues into Wednesday afternoon for the Carolinas and northern New England. SC lawmakers also took the rest of the week off.
A light dusting of snow blanketed the Washington D.C. metro area, which amounted to 0.4 inches at Reagan-National Airport, while the New York City metro area saw a mix of light rain and snow.
Thousands of customers across Georgia and North Carolina had lost electricity, utility providers said, while several Louisiana parishes were under boil water advisories owing to busted pipes.