December 9th, 2013
09:46 AM ET

Thousands of Flights Canceled In Dallas Airport

A deep freeze in Dallas has the Lone Star State reeling since Friday.

There's snow and ice everywhere, leaving roads and airport runways too slick to navigate.

The icy conditions are cause for the growing frustration among thousands of passengers stranded at  Dallas-Forth Worth International Airport since Friday, when nearly 700 flights - or about 90% of the total - were cancelled, reports CNN’s Ed Lavandera.

“The cancellations continued through the weekend, while airport workers provided some food and drinks to travelers. They also brought in jugglers, illustrators and balloon artists. But that was little relief for some,” he says.

The good news, according to airport officials, is that four out of the seven runways at DFW Airport are now operating fully, which is enough to operate a full schedule.

CNN Meteorologist Indra Petersons tracks the weather since the storm struck. (SEE VIDEO BELOW)

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  1. nah1009

    DFW Airport response is simply ridiculous. It is 1-2 inches of ice – other airports face this on a routine basis. DFW Airport is not prepared for this type of weather event.

    December 9, 2013 at 10:38 am | Reply

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