Winter Weather Causes Delays and Accidents Across Eastern U.S.
A deadly blast of winter weather is causing accidents and flight cancellations and delays across the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast.
Late Friday evening, numerous airports including Buffalo, Charlotte, Chicago (O’Hare), Cincinnati, Cleveland, Milwaukee, New York (LaGuardia and Newark), Philadelphia, Providence, Raleigh/Durham, and Washington (National) were all reporting “excessive” delays. The average delay at LaGuardia was over 90 minutes. Over 100 flights have been cancelled out of Charlotte’s airport alone and icy conditions there have caused over 200 accidents on the city’s roads and highways. The arctic blast was responsible for numerous accidents and spinouts in the New York metropolitan area as well.
Atlanta, Chicago (Midway), and St. Louis were reporting significant delays, while Memphis, New York (JFK), New Orleans, and Pittsburgh were reporting moderate delays.
Winter weather advisories are in effect for as far south as the Carolinas and Virginia and bitterly cold conditions are expected to continue across much of the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast for the weekend. At least three people have been reported dead due to exposure to subfreezing temperatures.
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