Flight Delays, Cancellations in US Snowstorm; List of Airports
Hundreds of flights have been grounded across the US East Coast following a massive late winter snowstorm.
Nearly a foot of heavy wet snow fell on New York and states to the south including the Carolinas, causing chaos on the roads and at airports.
More than 900 flights were cancelled, mostly from New York's JFK, LaGuardia and Newark airports. There were also no commercial flights into or out of Long Island-MacArthur airport.
Most flights into and out of Boston's Logan International Airport were cancelled and it shut down for 40 minutes.
About 44 people were stranded at Philadelphia International Airport overnight, and many flights were cancelled or delayed, but things were getting back to normal by Monday lunchtime.
In Chicago, O'Hare International Airport and Midway airport suffered delays.
Chicago Department of Aviation spokesman Gregg Cunningham says more than 75 flights are canceled at O'Hare International Airport. Flights to and from the East Coast are delayed about 20 minutes.
Midway Airport reports about 10 cancellations.
About 20 flights were cancelled at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
The Buffalo Niagara International Airport website listed the cancellations of about 10 arriving flights and another 10 departures scheduled before noon. That's roughly one third of the flights in and out of the airport this morning. Many other flights were listed as delayed.
Airports in and north of Washington also saw flight cancellations. Dulles International Airport and Reagan National Airport said that up to 50 flights had been cancelled.
The Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) stayed open although a number of flights were cancelled.
The airport remained open overnight as ground crews worked to keep the runways clear, said airport spokesman Jonathan O. Dean. But several flights scheduled to arrive at BWI did not fly into the airport due to the advancing storm.
“There have been widespread cancellations this morning at BWI, but the airport has been open throughout the storm,” Dean said.
At Raleigh-Durham International Airport, more than 50 flights scheduled for Monday morning take-off were cancelled.
You can check flight delays in real-time on the Federal Aviation Administration's website.