Power could be out for days after devastating storms hit Central Texas

Grant Cruise, a spokesman for Oncor, a Texas electricity provider, said at a news conference that crews were assessing the damage Tuesday. He said the answer was more a matter of “complete rebuilding” than just repairing downed power lines.

“We ask for your patience,” he said.

Heath Montgomery, a spokesman for Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, said the Federal Aviation Administration grounded flights there from 5:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. Around 90 flights were canceled for the day and a number of flights were diverted to other airports. said.

Beyond Texas, Kentucky expects some respite in the coming days, as the National Guard and forestry workers continue to clear downed trees and dangerous debris from the powerful storms that killed four people over the weekend -end. The Louisville Weather Service said mostly dry weather was expected in the coming days, with no rain expected until the weekend.

Severe storms were possible in central Oklahoma on Tuesday, starting early in the morning and moving south through the afternoon, according to the Weather Service office in Norman, Okla. In southern Oklahoma, severe storms with large hail became Less intense Early Tuesday morning, the weather service said. Still, golf ball-sized hail and damaging winds of up to 60 mph were possible later in the day. Two people were killed north of Tulsa over the weekend as severe storms raged.

After a rainy, windy and disruptive Memorial Day across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, sunny, summer-like conditions returned Tuesday morning with highs in the low to mid 80s.

There were 2,000 delays and 300 cancellations of flights into, within or outside the United States on Tuesday, according to FlightAware, a flight tracking website. Friday, more than 2.9 million people were checked at American airportsthe Transportation Security Administration said, a single-day record.

Christine Hauser And Ernesto Londono reports contributed.

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