POSTED: Friday, February 12, 2010 - 7:40am
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 2:26pm
DALLAS (AP) - More than half-a million students in north Texas
are off today due to winter conditions that left a record layer of
snow in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
-- Oncor reported 175,000 homes and businesses without
power in the DFW area. Crews worked to restore electricity.
-- The all-time 24-hour snowfall record for Dallas-Fort Worth
was broken as of 4 a.m today, with 12.5 inches of
snow. The National Weather Service says the previous record was
12.1 inches set in 1962.
-- American Airlines spokesman Steve Schlachter told The
Associated Press that the Fort Worth-based carrier had canceled
about 240 flights today -- mostly in the Dallas area.
American's East Coast operations, still struggling to recover
from days of winter storm conditions that backed up schedules, are
returning to normal.
-- The snow-covered roof of a tire warehouse in west Dallas
collapsed. No injuries were reported in an accident at a time when
the store was closed. A gaping hole was in a section of the roof of
the store, where thousands of tires are stored.
-- The snow began to taper off today as a winter storm warning
remained in effect for parts of north Texas. Snowfall reports
ranged from 6-14 inches.
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