(NEW YORK) — A massive ice storm is freezing Texas and the southern United States on Wednesday.
Some 60 million people in 22 states — from New Mexico to Maine — are on alert for dangerously cold weather, ice and flooding.
Freezing rain and sleet are in the forecast from Texas to Tennessee, before slowly transitioning into just rain as temperatures warm up late Wednesday into Thursday.
Here’s how the news is developing. All times Eastern:
Feb 01, 9:03 AM EST
Over 1,400 flights already canceled nationwide
More than 1,400 flights scheduled for Wednesday nationwide had already been canceled by the morning, according to the tracking service FlightAware.
The list for cancellations included both major airports in Dallas, as well as airports in Austin and Nashville.
Feb 01, 8:56 AM EST
Over 200,000 without power in Texas
More than 200,000 customers were without power in Texas on Wednesday morning, as a massive ice storm slams the South.
Power was out for 231,081 customers across the Lone Star State as of 7:08 a.m. CT, according to data collected by the website PowerOutage.us.
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