Winter weather snarls air traffic, makes roads dangerous

Flights cancelled at Hobby Airport

By Ryan Korsgard - Reporter , Mark Boyle - Reporter , Mary Cuervo

HOUSTON - The winter storm that killed eight people out west forced some travelers to make last minute holiday plans in order to get to their final destinations by Thanksgiving.

The Moon family had planned to drive more than 17 hours to Denver, but those plans quickly changed because of the weather.

"But with all the trouble in Dallas and Amarillo and everything, with the weather, we made last minute arrangements to fly," Rachel Moon said.

Other travelers like Roxanne Johnson were less lucky. After looking at the flight arrivals and departures boards, she discovered her flight was cancelled just minutes after she arrived at the airport.

There were few delays in or out of Houston's airports by Monday night.  That's after airlines canceled more than 400 flights in two days at airports in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. 

Those cancellations impacted travel in and out of Houston.

"I was really concerned actually," said passenger Creshema Murray. "I watched the news all morning and then to hear that the flights were delayed this morning, then I checked to make sure that that was not an issue that was going to affect my traveling today. I see that it's going to storm the rest of the week in my area."

Murray flew to Atlanta Monday in advance of bad weather she expected could have impacted her travels later in the week.

In North Texas, many roads are too dangerous to drive on because of the ice, snow, and sleet.

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