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Hundreds of Flights Canceled at DFW, Love, Due to Winter Weather

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The threat of winter weather has led to hundreds of flight cancellations at North Texas airports this week.

On Thursday, American Airlines and its regional carrier Envoy canceled 825 flights in and out of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, flight-tracking service FlightAware reported as of 10 a.m.

FlightAware reported 1,084 total cancellations at DFW on Thursday. That is in addition to more than 1,000 flights canceled at the airport Wednesday.

According to FlightAware, 15 American Airlines flights are scheduled to be canceled going in and out of DFW.

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines on Thursday canceled 200 flights out of its Love Field hub. FlightAware reported 100 flights canceled there on Wednesday.

On Friday, five Southwest flights are scheduled to be canceled out of Love Field, FlightAware reported.

“This week’s winter storm is expected to have a significant impact on our operation, especially in Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW),” American Airlines spokeswoman Yamleque said in a statement to The Dallas Morning News. “The vast majority of impacted flights have been canceled in advance so we could proactively notify and accommodate our customers and avoid last-minute disruptions at the airport.”

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Our team is monitoring the weather and stands ready to treat and clear surfaces to allow for safe operations," read a tweet from the airport's official account. "Over the next few days, please remember to check with your airline for the latest updates on delays and cancellations.

NBC 5 Chief Meteorologist Rick Mitchell said several storm systems passing overhead will generate rounds of freezing drizzle Wednesday into Thursday, leading to slick roads and icy driving conditions.

DFW Airport and Love Field are both included in a Winter Storm Warning issued Wednesday morning by the National Weather Service. The warning is in effect through 6 p.m. Thursday.

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