Storms mean dozens of DFW flights cancel, divert

Storms mean dozens of DFW flights cancel, divert
Monday, May 23, 2011 - 1:56pm

Dozens of commercial flights heading for North Texas have been canceled or diverted after daytime storms darkened
the sky and left behind hail and rain.

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport spokesman David Magana says about 35 flights were canceled Monday, while 45 inbound flights diverted.

Magana says the planes diverted to cities such as Abilene and Shreveport, La., to wait out the storms, then would continue on to DFW.

Several thousand people lost electricity Sunday night when thunderstorms hit the Dallas area. Crews worked overnight to restore power when the second set of storms reached North Texas.

A utility, Oncor (ON'-kor), reported nearly 1,900 customers without electricity by Monday afternoon, down from a high of about 3,400.

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