Ground stop at Dallas airport amid storms; few Austin flights canceled

A ground stop was in effect Tuesday morning for arriving flights at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, and Austin’s airport reported flight cancellations to and from Dallas.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the ground stop, which is an air traffic control order that slows or stops the flow of aircraft into an airport, was a result of severe weather and thunderstorms in the Dallas area. The ground stop was also delaying some arrivals by as much as 90 minutes, the FAA said.

Meanwhile, at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, at least two American Airlines flights departing to Dallas and two arriving from there have been canceled.

The thunderstorms at DFW are expected to continue through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Damaging high winds and large hail were among the weather dangers, forecasters said.

A flash flood watch was in effect for the Metroplex, including Tarrant and Dallas counties, until 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Dallas area could get up to an inch of rain on Tuesday and another inch by Wednesday night, forecasters said.

SOURCE Statesman