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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Texas ice storm cuts power to more than 250K; Friday events cancelled

DALLAS (AP) — 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.

Several events scheded for Friday have been cancelled,, incling the Careity Foundation’s Celebrity Cutting Horse event and the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce’s luncheon featuring Sen. Ted Cruz.    

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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