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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.
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