Winter Storm Dion Moves East, Thousands of Flights Canceled, Delayed

By Jesse Sokolow on 10 December 2013
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Snow caused hazardous driving conditions in many parts of the Northeast

Snow caused hazardous driving conditions in many parts of the Northeast

More inclement weather pummeled the Northeast early Tuesday morning, as Winter Storm Dion moved east, dumping between 2” and 4” of snow in some areas, and up to 8” in more.  The storm brought about 1,185 flight cancelations, and 5,727 delays as of 6:30 p.m. eastern time, according to FlightStats, a flight tracking service.

American Airlines, on its first full day of operations after its merger with US Airways, had a combined total of 496 cancelations, with American accounting for 210, American Eagle having 184, and US Airways having 102 cancelations.  American also suffered the greatest number of delays, with over 1,100 system wide.

The Northeast led the nation in airport cancelations, with LaGuardia canceling 142 flights (and delaying 203), and Philadelphia International Airport having 134 cancelations (as well as 222 delays).  Meanwhile, Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. had 64 cancelations, while other airports experiencing significant delays and cancelations included Chicago’s O’Hare, Newark Liberty, and Boston’s Logan.

In New York, a state that received as much as 7” of snow in some areas, two three-car accidents occurred near White Plains on Monday, as well as a five car pileup on the Saw Mill River Parkway.  Parts of Pennsylvania received up to 10.5”, and areas of New Jersey and Delaware saw as much as one foot.

Meanwhile, parts of Virginia received up to 0.5” of ice glaze from freezing rain, and multiple trees were reported down due to as much as 0.75” in parts of West Virginia.

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