Due to a heavy winter storm moving across our country today through the weekend, the Director of Aviation at Lafayette Regional Airport has some important advice for air travellers - make sure you call your airline carrier to make sure your flight has not been cancelled.

Director Greg Roberts says that American Airlines flights from Lafayette to Dallas have been cancelled today due to winter weather.  His advice is that if you are traveling this weekend, you check with you airline to make sure your flight is still scheduled.

A wintry mix of ice, snow and freezing rain is causing widespread power outages and making for dangerous driving conditions from Texas to Kentucky.

About one-thousand flights across the country have already been canceled today, most in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  Many school districts in the Dallas-Fort Worth area also canceled school for today due to the ice storm.