Winter Storm Drops Heavy Snow on Mid-Atlantic, Thousands of Flights Cancelled, Delayed

By Jesse Sokolow on 3 March 2014
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A neighborhood outside of Washington, D.C. Monday afternoon

A neighborhood outside of Washington, D.C. Monday afternoon

Another winter storm moved in on the Mid-Atlantic early Monday morning, causing thousands of flights to be cancelled and delayed.  The storm has already dumped inches of snow in some areas and is expected to continue into the late afternoon.

As of 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time, over 2,600 flights had been cancelled, with a further 1,990 delayed according to FlightStats, a flight tracking service.  Washington D.C.’s Reagan National saw the greatest impact from the storm, with 631 incoming and outgoing flights being cancelled, and 52 delayed.

Philadelphia International Airport was next on the list, with 425 cancellations and 90 delays.  New York’s LaGuardia has seen 281 cancellations, as well as 56 delays.

Washington Dulles had 247 cancellations, in addition to 65 delays.  At Baltimore-Washington International Airport, there have been 251 cancellations and 41 delays.

The storm has affected and will continue to affect areas south of Philadelphia and into Virginia, though light to medium snowfall has been reported in areas north of the city.

In Baltimore, a total of 3” to 5” could be seen by the end of the day, while Washington, D.C., which has been experiencing snow showers since early Monday morning, could see as much as 7” of the white stuff by nightfall.

Further south in Richmond, Virginia, anywhere between 4” and 8” is expected by the time the precipitation stops.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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