Over 2000 flights cancelled in US due to heavy snow, freezing temperatures

RNS: More than 2,000 flights in the United States have been called off as a direct result of the heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures. Across the United States, bus and Amtrak passenger train service and air travel plans are experiencing delays due to snow, rain, ice, wind, and subfreezing temperatures.

Almost 2,270 flights had been cancelled by 6 p.m. on Thursday, and almost 1,000 flights had been cancelled for Friday. At least 85 flights scheduled for this Saturday have been cancelled. Over 7400 people were left stranded by the time the day ended on Thursday due to the extensive delays.

Chicago and Denver are being hit the hardest, with hundreds of cancelled flights at each airport on Thursday due to nearly a quarter of arrivals and departures being delayed or cancelled.

Many airlines have issued weather waivers allowing passengers to reschedule their flights without incurring fees. These waivers can be found on the websites of these airlines.


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