Posted: Dec 6, 2013 12:57 PM
Updated: Dec 6, 2013 12:58 PM
DALLAS (AP) Transportation in North Texas struggled to recover from disruptions caused by accumulated ice and sleet.
Freezing rain and sleet on Friday forced the cancellation of more than 680 airline departures from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and 42 Southwest Airlines departures from Dallas Love Field.
Fort Worth, Texas-based American Airlines and American Eagle canceled nearly 1,000 flights throughout their systems because of the winter storm's effects on its DFW hub. Dallas-based Southwest canceled almost 90 flights systemwide.
American and American Eagle operate about 3,500 flights daily worldwide. Southwest makes 3,200 flights systemwide daily, and its AirTran Airways subsidiary makes 410 flights.
Officials with Dallas Area Rapid Transit canceled rail service due to ice on the tracks. Travelers were being switched to DART buses.