Winter Storm Snarls Traffic, Flights in Southern U.S.

By Jesse Sokolow on 17 January 2018
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DSC_9258Another winter storm moved into parts of the East Coast on Wednesday, dropping snow and sleet in parts of the southern states of Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. States of emergency were declared in North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama due to large amounts of ice in the areas, making driving conditions very dangerous.

Residents as far west as Texas have been urged throughout the day by officials to stay home and off the roads unless absolutely necessary.

Additional snow measuring approximately one inch also fell on parts of the Northeast, causing traffic delays as well.

Hundreds of flights in the south have been cancelled and delayed, including 260 cancellations and 940 delays as of 11:55 a.m. EST into and out of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Charlotte Douglas International Airport reported 218 cancellations and 301 delays, while Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport had 165 cancellations and 205 delays. Finally, Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina has seen 94 cancellations and 58 delays so far.

Further north, Boston’s Logan International Airport experienced 172 cancellations and 124 delays, while New York’s LaGuardia saw 91 cancellations and 182 delays.

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