Record Snow For DFW, Thousands Lose Electricity

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A record-setting winter storm left Dallas with more than a foot of snow and tens of thousands of people without electricity in freezing conditions.

Oncor reported 175,000 homes and businesses were without power before dawn Friday in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

American Airlines spokesman Steve Schlachter says the carrier, with its main hub at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, canceled about 240 flights Friday.

School districts in Dallas and Fort Worth were closed Friday. The snow-covered roof of a tire warehouse in Dallas collapsed at a time when the store was closed.

The National Weather Service says the snow tapered off Friday, after totals ranging from 6-14 inches in north Texas.

NWS says the all-time 24-hour snowfall record for Dallas-Fort Worth was broken Friday morning, with 12.5 inches. The previous record was 12.1 inches set in 1962.

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