June 7, 2012 at 9:26 AM ET
More than 3,000 travelers are stranded after severe storms caused flight cancellations at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
About 18 flights were cancelled Thursday morning alone. DFW Airport said the thunderstorms caused a total of 139 cancellations and more cancellations are expected as airlines get planes back in position.
Airlines tried to make the inconvenience comfortable for travelers by setting up cots in the airport and handing out blankets, pillows and toiletries.
Airport restaurants stayed open late to accommodate hungry travelers.
DFW Airport officials urge people with travel plans to call ahead to check on flight status before heading to the airport or visit DFWairport.com for flight information.
This story originally appeared on NBCDFW.com.
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