Weather-Related Accidents Claim 5 Lives In Texas

DALLAS (November 25, 2013) Five people died in weather-related accidents in Texas as a wintry storm system moved in, causing more than 30,000 outages and stranding travelers headed out for the Thanksgiving holiday week.

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory effective until midday Monday for Central Texas and the Dallas-Fort Worth area, downgrading a winter storm warning.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says two people died in separate accidents Saturday night on snow-covered roads near Amarillo and Dumas.

Three people were killed in a multivehicle wreck late Friday near Vega.

American Airlines and American Eagle canceled nearly 300 flights Monday, mainly at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

Oncor reported nearly 25,000 customers without power Monday in north and west Texas.

Fewer than a half-dozen outages were reported Monday in Central Texas.

AEP Texas had about 5,400 outages in Marathon, Fort Davis, Marfa and Valentine.