Severe winter weather causes cancellations of hundreds of US flights

Inclement winter weather conditions in the Northeastern United States have resulted in the cancellation of hundreds of flights and delays of thousands more delays today Tuesday.

Severe winter storms bringing heavy snow, strong winds, and coastal flooding have caused major disruptions in travel across the Northeast.

Data from flight tracking site FlightAware shows that about 900 domestic and international flights had to be canceled as of 1:30 p.m. ET today.

300 of these flight cancellations happened at Boston Logan International Airport, while about 230 happened at LaGuardia Airport in New York. Newark Liberty International Airport canceled up to 140 flights.

In addition to cancellations, up to 2,700 flights experienced unprecedented delays.

Boston Logan Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport advised their travelers to confirm situations with their airlines before coming to the airport in order to be sure of flight status and allow extra time in case of any delays or cancellations.

In a message posted on Twitter, Newark Airport said, “Today, a wintry mix of snow and rain is expected in the NJ/NY metro area. These conditions, and anticipated wind gusts, may cause hazardous travel conditions.”

Meanwhile, Delta Air Lines has issued a Northeast weather waiver for all travels that will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday. Other airlines such as Southwest, American, Spirit, United, and JetBlue have also issued weather waivers that will allow passengers to reschedule their flights at no charge for a limited period of time.

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