Flights Get Canceled At El Paso Airport Due To Texas Winter Storm
Winter Storm _, which has yet to be named, is wreaking havoc as several flights get canceled across Texas and the El Paso International Airport.
The first Texas winter storm of the year hits the borderland ushering in a cold front with plenty of snow, leaving hundreds of travelers stranded as 21 flight arrivals canceled and 19 departures canceled.
The El Paso airport canceled flights en route to and from Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Denver, and Chicago.
The icy weather was also to blame for roadway closures, including Trans Mountain Road.
By 9 p.m. Wednesday, rainfall had turned to slush, which then turned into snow, blanketing the entire city and its mountains into a white haze.
In anticipation of the winter storm, the City of El Paso began to prepare since Monday to help alleviate icy roadway conditions.
Before the snowfall, The City of El Paso Street and Maintenance, Collections Crews, and Mass Transit began to prep roadways while COVID-19 testing, vaccine sites, schools, and more announced closures for Thursday, February 3.
We're coming up on the first anniversary of last year's Winter Storm Uri, which touched down on February 14. The storm crippled the State as an Arctic freeze swept through the country's central and southern parts, bringing dangerously low temperatures not seen in decades and triggering a winter storm warning.
For the first time in the history of Texas, the entire State was placed under a winter storm warning prompting a Federal Emergency Declaration.
The cold snap was responsible for rolling blackouts affecting over 3 million residents left without water and resources for weeks. Natural gas pipelines froze, and so did wildlife and even people sadly perished under such extreme conditions.
While this cold snap hasn't knocked out power or impacted Texans as severely as last year's storm, it's still important to take precautions since we will be experiencing low temps tonight into this weekend.