Posted on December 6, 2013 at 2:32 PM
DALLAS—An ice storm in Texas has knocked out power to more than a quarter of a million homes and business, canceled more than 1,000 flights and left two people dead.
Forecasters issued a winter storm warning for the Dallas-Fort Worth area until Friday night.
Electric utility Oncor (ON’-kor) had about 264,000 outages mainly in the Dallas area.
Fort Worth-based American Airlines and American Eagle canceled nearly 1,000 flights systemwide Friday due to bad weather in Texas. Southwest Airlines canceled almost 90 flights.
Arlington police say a driver died Friday after his car hit a stopped truck during inclement weather. The Texas Department of Public Safety says a Lubbock man died Thursday morning in a two-vehicle wreck on icy roads near Smyer (SMY’-er). The victim was Francisco Javier Alvizo.