Thursday, January 2, 2014

At least 2,300 flights canceled, 3,900 delayed as snow storm snarls US travel

Fox News: At least 2,300 U.S. flights were canceled Thursday as a winter storm sweeps over the Northeast after dumping up to a foot of snow in parts of Michigan and six inches in Illinois.

The airports most affected by the storm as of Thursday morning are Chicago O'Hare and New Jersey's Newark Liberty International. There have been nearly 3,900 delays by Thursday afternoon, according to

Hundreds of flight were canceled on Wednesday into and out of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, according to the aviation tracking website Some schools in New England and New York closed pre-emptively or planned early dismissals, while cities issued on-street parking bans and homeless shelters were expected to fill beyond capacity.

All airlines are canceling flights from Boston's Logan at around 8:30 p.m. Thursday and no flights will come into the airport tonight either. Massport doesn't expect to start up airport operations again until tomorrow "somewhere before noontime," reported....

A generic image of cancelled flights, shot by Hotelstvedi, Wikimedia Commons, under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

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