Workers have begun to clear airport premises to give way for continuation of flights as the number of canceled flights remain high according to a CBS 21 DFW article from February 4 which reports,
“DFW officials say they continue ‘to resume operations with two active runways.’ While that means air travel at the airport is picking up, customers are still being advised to check with their airline for flight status before heading to the airport.
Airport crews continue to treat runways, taxiways, overpasses and roadways as temperatures remain below freezing in the Metroplex. Officials say while airport roads are in good condition, customers are urged to use caution when travelling to and from the airport.
More than 95 million Americans were under winter weather warnings or advisories as of Friday morning, and thousands of flights have been canceled.”
Additional precautions were issued as the temperature is expected to go even lower in the coming nights according to a Dallas Morning News article from February 4. They say,
“Temperatures were forecast to plummet overnight and reach the low teens early Saturday, with wind chills in the single digits, before beginning a warming trend next week.
The National Weather Service issued a hard freeze warning from midnight Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday. Roads and walkways slick with residual water were expected to refreeze overnight, prompting strong caution against driving on the treacherous roads.
“Anything [icy] in the shade you can expect to stay intact until Saturday afternoon at the earliest,” said Madison Gordon, a meteorologist with the weather service.”
As such, city officials warns Texans to stay put and be patient even if the temperature starts to go up again according to a Dallas Morning News article from February 4 which reports,
“The Texas Department of Transportation Dallas district said frigid temperatures Friday morning caused “slick conditions” on North Texas roads. Crews were continuing treating and plowing roads. Roads may look wet but actually have a coating of ice, they said.
“Don’t let cabin fever tempt you to risk your vehicle or your life,” the department said in a tweet. “Stay home unless absolutely necessary.”
The strict warnings and repeating forecasts about the winter’s condition is brought about last year’s horrible winter crisis where a lot of people were stranded and a lot of homes were out of power and electricity.