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High winds force ground delay at DFW Airport

The ground stop occurred around 3:15 p.m. Wind gusts in the area were reaching 44 mph.
Credit: WFAA

Updated at 5:58 p.m. with information from the FAA. 

A ground delay was issued at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on Friday afternoon due to high winds, a spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration said. 

It occurred around 3:15 p.m. as winds gusts reached 44 mph in the area.

The FAA said some flights could be delayed by the winds, and travelers were encouraged to check their flights. 

It's a crosswind from the northwest, meteorologist Kyle Roberts explained. DFW Airport only has two runways oriented northwest to southeast. 

Wind gusts in the area reached 44 mph.

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The high winds also likely caused a power pole to snap near Terrell, shutting down both directions of Interstate 20 in the area. 

TxDoT says the freeway could be closed until Saturday. 

Wind also impacted the region on Thursday.

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