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Remnants of Imelda cause flight delays in North Texas

There are dozens of delays and cancelations at both airports in North Texas.

DALLAS — As the southeast portion of the state deals with flooding from the remnants of Tropical Depression Imelda, airports in North Texas are experiencing dozens of travel delays. 

Both Dallas/Fort Worth International and Dallas Love Field airports posted on Twitter Thursday warning North Texans of the current flight cancelations and delays.

Although there are several delays and cancelations, airports in North Texas are still open and operating. 

"While many flights to the Gulf Coast area are delayed/canceled, the airport as a whole is still at normal operations," a spokesperson with Dallas Love Field said. 

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"As weather challenges continue in Houston, we’ve had more than 100 cancellations and anticipate more as we monitor the weather. At DAL, we’ve had around 17 cancellations with minor delays," Ro Hawthorne with Southwest Airlines said Thursday evening.  

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As of 4:30 p.m. Thursday, multiple American Airlines flights from DFW to Houston have been canceled. Six departing flights from DFW to William P. Hobby Airport and 10 flights DFW to George Bush Intercontinental Airport from were also canceled. 

WFAA is still waiting to hear back from additional airlines. 

As of 2:55 p.m. Thursday, departures have resumed at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston to partly lift an hours-long ground stop enacted amid heavy rain and flooding that led to more than 900 flights being canceled or delayed.

Airport spokeswoman Saba Abashawl said outbound flights resumed by Thursday afternoon but no incoming planes were allowed to land. Officials tweeted that roads approaching the airport, located in the northern part of Houston, remained flooded.

The flight tracking service FlightAware reported nearly 700 flights canceled Thursday at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, with more than 200 other flights delayed.

HOUSTON, Texas - Tropical Depression Imelda is over Southeast Texas, and Houston, you know what that means -- heads up. Forecasts are calling for 8-12 inches of rain through Friday, and a few isolated areas could see even more. And this is why: We're already getting rain, and the ground is already wet.

Earlier in the day, Gov. Greg Abbott issued a declaration of disaster for several counties in southeast Texas because of the imminent public safety hazard caused by Imelda.

The remnants of Tropical Depression Imelda unleashed torrential rain Thursday in parts of Southeast Texas, prompting hundreds of water rescues and road closures as the powerful storm system drew comparisons to Hurricane Harvey two years ago. Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster in several counties, including Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Hardin, Harris, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Orange and San Jacinto.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.