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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A powerful winter storm sweeping through the midsection of the country is wreaking havoc on airline travel through much of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Tennessee.

The system is producing an ice storm across much of mid-Arkansas and into western Tennessee. Dallas is experiencing some of the most delays, which is heavily impacting travel on American Airlines, American Eagle, Express Jet, and Southwest Airlines.

According to FlightStats.com, a total of 530 flights coming to Dallas have been canceled and another 48 flights coming to Dallas-Fort Worth International have been delayed. DFW has also canceled 554 departing flights and delayed an additional 36.

American Eagle has canceled 495 flights as of 11:30 a.m. while American Airlines has canceled 432 due to problematic conditions across much of the Midwest. Southwest has canceled 68 flights and delayed another 273.

American Airlines is offering customers a chance to change tickets at no extra charge if you’re traveling through the following areas:

  • Cincinnati, OH (CVG)
  • Columbus, OH (CMH)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas (DFW)
  • Dayton, OH (DAY)
  • Evansville, IN (EVV)
  • Little Rock, AR (LIT)
  • Memphis, TN (MEM)
  • Northwest Arkansas Regional, AR (XNA)
  • Oklahoma City, OK (OKC)
  • Springfield, MO (SGF)
  • Tulsa, OK (TUL)

On the following dates: December 4 – 7, 2013
And your ticket was issued no later than: December 05, 2013
You may travel: December 4 – 10, 2013

The system is expected to sweep northeast and winter storm warnings have been issued as far north as western Massachusetts. The system could impact travel going through Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, and possibly New York in the coming days.

In South Florida though, Miami International Airport has seen just seven flights canceled, but has had 45 flight delays on Friday.

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