Swath of Winter Weather Across the South Causes Thousands of Cancellations, Delays

By Jesse Sokolow on 28 January 2014
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Washington D.C. in last week's snowstorm

Last week’s snowstorm

This year’s latest winter storm has pushed its way through the American south, causing numerous cancellations and delays at many major airports.  A mixture of freezing rain, sleet, and snow from Texas to Florida, and up the coast through southern Virginia, has contributed to over 3,200 cancellations and more than 1,200 delays as of 12:50 p.m. Eastern Time, according to FlightStats, a flight tracking service.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport led the country in both departure and arrival cancellations and delays, with 557 cancelled arriving flights, 541 cancelled departing flights, 41 delayed arrivals, and 65 delayed departures.

George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston ranked second on the list, with a combined 656 cancellations, and 68 delays.  Elsewhere in Texas, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport saw 191 cancellations, as well as 83 delays.

In Louisiana, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport reported 225 cancellations, though no delays as of yet.

Further north in the Carolinas, Charlotte Douglas International Airport saw a combined 231 cancellations, in addition to 44 delays.  Meanwhile, Raleigh-Durham International Airport experienced 105 cancellations and 22 delays.

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