AIRPORT ALERT: More than 70 flights canceled at Austin-Bergstrom amid winter weather

8:50 p.m. update: Nearly every flight from Houston flying to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Tuesday evening was canceled due to winter weather.

Many departures to Houston out of the Austin airport were also canceled.  

Several other arrivals and departures appear to be canceled, according to the Austin airport’s website.

Track flight statuses at the Austin airport’s website by toggling between “Arrivals” and “Departures” at the top of the website.

10 a.m update: As falling temperatures and continued precipitation Tuesday morning created ideal condition for ice accumulation in Central Texas, dozens of flights arriving or departing from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport had been canceled. 

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More than 70 flights to and from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport were canceled on Tuesday as icy conditions developed in Central Texas. RALPH BARRERA/AMERICAN-STATESMAN (Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman)

Across the state, dangerously icy runways prompted authorities to ground hundreds of flights. 

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the Houston area on Tuesday and is warning mariners of gale-force winds along the Texas coast, according to the Associated Press.  Flights into Houston, San Antonio and elsewhere have been canceled. At Houston Intercontinental Airport, where freezing rain and snow fell most of the morning, the temperature at 10 a.m. was 28 degrees with 22 mph winds and gusts up to 30 mph. At DFW, it was 21 degrees after having snowed earlier.

The cold front also brought snow to parts of North Texas, where the wind chill pushed temperatures into the single digits.

At ABIA, 14 arriving flights had been cancelled and 34 departing flights had been cancelled as of 10 a.m. 

EARLIER: A total of 12 arrivals bound for Austin from Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, San Jose and Seattle had been canceled by 4:35 a.m.

More than 60 departures bound for the following cities were canceled as well:

  • Atlanta
  • Baltimore 
  • Boise, Idaho
  • Boston
  • Charlotte, N.C.
  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Detroit
  • El Paso
  • Fort Myers, Fla.
  • Houston 
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Midland/Odessa
  • Minneapolis
  • New York
  • Newark, N.J.
  • Oakland, Calif. 
  • Orlando, Fla.
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Raleigh/Durham, N.C.
  • Sacramento, Calif.
  • Salt Lake City
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose-Santa Ana, Calif.
  • Seattle
  • Spokane, Wash.
  • St. Louis
  • Tulsa, Okla.
  • Washington D.C.

The cancellations are mostly Southwest Airlines flights, but also include several by American Airlines and a few via Alaska Airlines.

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