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.