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 / Updated  / Source: NBC News
By Shamar Walters

Passengers landing at Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport complained that they were stranded for hours due to flooding at one of its terminals.

Parts of the airport flooded overnight following a round severe thunderstorms and heavy rains hit the Dallas area, NBCDFW reported.

“Flooding kept vehicles from entering or leaving Terminal E,” Chris Payne told NBC News. When vehicles were finally allowed to travel in and out of the terminal there were so many that traffic backed up, Payne explained.

"That’s what you have: a parking lot,” Eric Rowles told NBC News as he sat inside a taxi waiting for the traffic to move. “We’re just kind of looking at a bunch of brake lights.”

Rowles said he was stuck for more than four hours after his plane from Charlotte, North Carolina, landed just before midnight local time (1 a.m. ET). “There’s a ton of people because once your flight landed you get to Terminal E and it’s a dead end.”

Many other travelers took to social media to air their grievances about the long delays and gridlocked traffic. Requests for comment from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport were not immediately returned.