Flight cancellations continue, road conditions improve as holiday travelers head home

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Flight cancellations have continued to add up at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) Tuesday morning, leaving many post-holiday travelers stranded.

MSP reported 32 canceled flights and 14 delayed flights by 6 am. Tuesday. Find the latest information, including updates for individual flights, here.

As previously reported, Southwest Airlines is responsible for a large percentage of flight cancellations this holiday.

Late Monday night, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced it will investigate the airline’s compliance with its customer service plan. The agency says it will weigh whether Southwest could have prevented any of the cancellations, although the company has blamed winter weather for complications.

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On the other hand, drivers should finally be in the clear if they are heading home this week.

The Minnesota 511 road map showed dry pavement across central Minnesota and light snow covering roads around the edges of the state early Tuesday morning.

Chief Meteorologist Ken Barlow with Minnesota’s Weather Authority has called this week “the big warm-up,” a stark contrast to wintry conditions that hindered travel over the Christmas holiday and the days leading up to it.

People can expect a “mini thaw” through Thursday, Barlow says, and no big storms are expected through the rest of the week – or the rest of the year, for that matter.

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