D/FW Airport coping with snow

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Posted on February 4, 2011 at 8:36 AM

Updated Friday, Feb 4 at 8:38 AM

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport spokesman David Magana says four of seven runways are operational, with 120 flights canceled Friday morning in the wake of a snowstorm.

He said the first departure of the day was at 5:20 a.m. and the airport is open for business. Every departing aircraft is being deiced before takeoff, a process that takes about 20 minutes; that is responsible in part for the reduced schedule.

Magana said D/FW is ready for the additional air traffic expected starting today ahead of Super Bowl XLV on Sunday. Charter flights and extra commercial jets are coming in, and Magana said the airport also welcomes general aviation traffic.

He noted that weather in other parts of the country could complicate Super Bowl travel plans for some fans. "Everybody's going to have to hang with it, and we'll do everything we can to get everyone here safely," he said.

Dallas Love Field said runways will be open by 8 a.m. Travelers are advised to call their airline before heading out to any airport.

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