Winter Storm Causes Thousands of Delays, Cancelations at Airports in Northeast

By Jesse Sokolow on 2 February 2015
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DSC_2013Snow continued to fall in many parts of the Northeast, resulting in additional inches of accumulation in some areas, as well as freezing rain and thousands of cancelations and delays at airports.  Winter storm warnings continue from the Ohio Valley through New England.

Meanwhile, the weekend’s storms left a deep snow cover from the Midwest through New England, and many are still digging out.

As of 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time, there were over 3,640 flights canceled in the United States, with over 3,480 delayed, according to FlightStats a flight tracking service.  New York’s LaGuardia had 682 cancelations, as well as 259 delays.

Next was Boston’s Logan Airport, with 620 cancelations and 137 delays, as well as Newark Liberty with 596 cancelations and 105 delays.

Driving conditions in much of the reason are extremely hazardous and will become more so as night falls.

Snow is expected to continue to fall in the region through Monday night.  Total accumulations of 6” to 10” are expected in parts from New York City to Boston, with 4” to 8” expected by the end of the day in Portland, Maine.

Looking ahead to Tuesday, a high-pressure system from Canada will bring a blast of cold Arctic air into the northern plains on Tuesday, which will then spread south and east.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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