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Flights delayed, diverted by Dallas-area tornadoes

American Airlines has canceled nearly all departures from its hub at DFW Airport for the rest of the evening as powerful storms and tornadoes move through the area.
Clinton National Airport reports that flight to Dallas, both DFW and Love Field, will be delayed until at least 6pm CT.

The airport also says a flight from Boston to Dallas had to land in Little Rock due to the severe weather in Dallas.
DALLAS (AP) - American Airlines has canceled nearly all departures from its hub at DFW Airport for the rest of the evening as powerful storms and tornadoes move through the area.

American had canceled more than 230 flights by Tuesday afternoon and others had been diverted to different airports. American spokeswoman Andrea Huguely says the airline also is pulling dozens of planes out of service to inspect them for hail damage.

The Federal Aviation Administration says delays are averaging nearly three hours for the few flights still getting through.

Flights also have been canceled at Dallas Love Field, which is a big base for Southwest Airlines. That airline has canceled more than 45 flights in and out of the airport.

Love Field spokesman Jose Luis Torres says the airport didn't suffer any damage.

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