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DFW ice storm updates: Tracking power outages, road conditions and everything else

We're tracking the latest updates, from the forecast to power outages to road conditions, throughout the week.

DALLAS — It's a mess out there!

All of North Texas is currently dealing with sleet, freezing rain and ice, leading to hazardous driving conditions, a host of travel cancellations and the extended closures of major institutions.

We're tracking the latest updates, from the forecast to power outages to road conditions, throughout the week.

Latest DFW Forecast 

An ice storm warning was expanded to Dallas and Collin counties, joining the western side of North Texas, on Wednesday morning. The warning was in effect from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 9 a.m. Thursday.

There were no storm warnings in North Texas by Thursday afternoon.

Get our latest forecast here.

North Texas school closings and delays 

North Texas school districts were closed Wednesday and Thursday due to the expected weather conditions. 

Many school districts will also be canceled or have a delayed start time on Friday.

Dallas ISD and Fort Worth ISD were among several school districts that will remain closed on Friday due to inclement weather. 

Get the latest school closings and delays here.

DFW Road Conditions 

Drivers woke up to icy, slick roads across North Texas on Thursday.

Check the latest on what we're seeing on the roads here.

Trash delays 

The City of Dallas, along with other municipalities across North Texas, canceled trash and recycling pickup routes on Tuesday.

Dallas said residents could leave their roll carts at their collection pickup until the city decides to resume pickups. Officials were planning to decide later Tuesday about pickup services on Wednesday.

Denton, Arlington, Garland and Richardson were also among the cities that had canceled trash pickup on Tuesday.

Cities were asking residents to leave their trash at their collection points for the next scheduled pickup date after missing Tuesday.

Warming shelters

Warming shelters are opening throughout North Texas as temperatures drop to freezing levels.

On Tuesday afternoon, Dallas officials said around 500 people were making use of their warming shelters throughout the city.

Information below is from the Salvation Army:

Shelters are opened when temperatures reach 36 degrees or below, consistently. Each shelter is following guidelines by the city and the county. Exact protocols may vary depending on location.



All City buildings operating as warming stations are closed. Please go to the Denton Community Shelter Operated by Our Daily Bread, for warming station, meals, and overnight accommodations.

Power Outages 

Power outages continued in parts of Texas on Thursday, with around 108,000 customers impacted, according to Oncor's outage map. Most of the outages were coming from Central and East Texas.

Check the latest power outages from Oncor here.

DFW, Love Field flights 

By 3 p.m. on Thursday, more than 500 flights were canceled into and out of North Texas' two commercial airports, according to the latest Flight Aware statistics

Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport saw a combined 521 cancellations on flights out of and into DFW, while the smaller Dallas Love Field was at 34.

You can read more about these cancellations here.

Check the latest flight cancellations and delays from Flight Aware.

Check your DFW Airport flight status.

Check your Love Field flight status.

DART delays 

DART officials told WFAA it was experiencing delays due to "a number of bus and train operators unable or delayed reporting to work this morning, primarily due to hazardous road conditions."

DART said it was "bringing in additional operators, but rail service is currently experiencing significant delays due to the severe weather as well as operator delays."

"We’re asking riders to allow additional travel time to reach their destination, and we recommend that riders avoid traveling if at all possible," officials said.

To stay informed about changes to service, riders should sign up for DART Service Alerts at DART.org, follow updates on social media, or contact DART Customer Service at (214)979-1111.

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