DFW Airport Media Statement: Winter Storm
DFW Airport Media Statement: Winter Storm Monday, February 23, 2015, 4:00PM CST
DFW Airport runways remain open and roads throughout the Airport are in good condition this evening following the winter storm system that brought freezing rain, ice and sleet to the Dallas/Fort Worth area earlier today.
Airport crews will continue to treat all roadways throughout the night as temperatures are expected to remain below freezing. And, given these ongoing conditions, DFW is advising drivers making their way to the Airport to give themselves plenty of extra time to meet their flights, to exercise caution given the possibility of slick spots and to watch for traffic control officers and possible detours within the Airport.
DFW Airfield Operations crews, meanwhile, are closely monitoring the runways, ramps and taxiways for any ice accumulation and will retreat as needed tonight and into tomorrow morning.
The airlines today have been utilizing DFW Airport’s aircraft de-icing facilities for departing flights, and this is expected to continue through tomorrow morning. In all, the airlines proactively canceled more than half of all flights scheduled from DFW Airport today in anticipation of the predicted ice and sleet. That amounted to more than 550 departing flights and almost as many arrivals.
With the forecast calling for below freezing temperatures again tonight, DFW Airport is advising all customers to stay updated on the latest flight information through their airlines or through DFW. Customers can check the Flight Information page at www.dfwairport.com/flights or download the Official DFW Airport Mobile App for information about flights scheduled within the next 8 hours. The DFW mobile app offers live real-time updates to track late changes to flight status or gate information.
Inside the Airport terminals, DFW Customer Service teams are monitoring checkpoints and Customs as well as passenger activity, and will provide assistance as needed.
DFW Public Affairs will provide further updates as situations warrant.