Texas Storm Forces 300 Flight Cancellations

March 21, 2012 Updated: March 21, 2012

A storm in Texas forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights into Dallas Fort-Worth (DFW) Airport and others on Tuesday, according to media reports.

At least 300 flights were canceled due to a thunderstorm affecting the northern part of the state, reported USA Today. American Airlines and United Airlines issued the majority of the cancellations.

“The weather is moving on now and we’re looking to get back on track,” United spokesperson Mary Ryan told Bloomberg News.

David Magaña with DFW Airport said, “The presence of lightning over DFW has forced some of the airline ramps to close for a time this morning, which is a main cause for the delays,” according to a statement posted by KDAF-TV.

There were also more than 100 cancellations at the Houston airport, according to Bloomberg.

The severe weather affected much of the state, with local counties issuing tornado warnings. Several tornadoes touched down near San Antonio, reported ABC-13.