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Thundersnow cancels flights in Texas

Staff writers
January 15, 2013 — Thundersnow, also known as a rare winter thunderstorm, led to several flight delays and cancellations in North Texas early Tuesday.

Messy mix impacted the morning rush in North Texas
Messy mix impacted the morning rush in North Texas

Thundersnow, hail and temperatures around the freezing mark were enough to cancel dozens of flights at Dallas/Fort Worth International Tuesday.

At least 40 departures were cancelled by the early morning hours and more delays are expected throughout the day with de-icing procedures underway.

The messy mix prompted the National Weather Service to issue a winter weather advisory for much of North Texas. 

Officials urged motorists to use caution on slick bridges and overpasses. Over 60 accidents were reported across the Dallas- Fort Worth area alone.

Some roads were closed because of icy conditions and several schools and businesses delayed their openings Tuesday morning.

With files from CNN

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