‘Ice everywhere’ in Houston disrupts Valley flights

HARLINGEN — Winter storm-blasted Houston is causing an airline nighmare, forcing the cancellation of multiple flights into and out of Valley airports.

At Bush International Airport in Houston, 195 flights have been canceled today, and at Hobby International Airport, another 35 have been scraped off the board.

Weather reports from Houston around noon reported “ice everywhere,” with northern parts of the city experiencing snow with sleet and freezing rain farther to the south.

Low temperatures in Houston tonight will hit 21 degrees, so it may be some time before airlines are running smoothly.

At Valley International Airport in Harlingen, United Airlines has canceled five flights today and tonight from Houston.

Southwest Airlines is experiencing some flight delays.

Airport officials said late this morning that most of Houston flights are canceled or delayed although Delta Airlines and Sun country Airlines are unaffected at this time.

DHL was running two hours late and Fedex was running four hours late.

At McAllen-Miller International Airport, three inbound flights from Houston have been canceled as have two outbound flights.

At Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport, no flight cancellations have been listed on the airport website but outbound United and American Airlines flights to Houston and Dallas are listed as To Be Determined.

“Houston Bush International (KIAH) is currently experiencing all inbound flights being held at their origin until Tuesday at 11:30AM CST,” according to the airport’s website.

For up-to-the-minute information on flights that have been canceled or delayed at Valley International Airport, go here: http://www.flythevalley.com/flight-tracker/

For McAllen-Miller International Airport, go here: http://www.mcallenairport.com/

For Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport, go here: http://flybrownsville.com/flight-info/flight-status/