Snowy Saint Patrick’s Day for Northeast, Hundreds of Flights Cancelled, Delayed

March 17, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
A neighborhood outside of Washington, D.C. Monday morning

A neighborhood outside of Washington, D.C. Monday morning

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Winter’s not over yet.  Another storm moved in on the Northeast from the Midwest Sunday night, dumping more than half a foot of snow in some places, and is expected to bring more snow, as well as possible ice and freezing rain, to some areas in the region throughout Monday night.

On Sunday, evening precipitation contributed to roughly 450 flight cancellations and over 4,870 delays in the United States according to FlightStats, a fight tracking service.  Washington, D.C. took the biggest hit, with Reagan National having 58 cancellations and 140 delays, and Washington Dulles seeing 67 cancellations and 184 delays.

On Monday, as snow continues in the region, already 633 flights have been cancelled, with nearly 1,300 delayed in the country as of 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time.  Our nation’s capital remains the most heavily affected city, with Reagan National seeing 271 cancellations and 78 delays, and Washington Dulles having 90 cancellations and 44 delays.

Washington, D.C. already has as much as 8” of fresh snow in some areas, and can expect to receive a further 1” to 3” by the end of the day.  Baltimore, which has seen similar accumulation, may also see an additional 1” to 3” by the end of Monday.

Philadelphia could see an inch of the white stuff on Monday, while further south in Richmond, Virginia, a mixture of snow and freezing rain could result in as much as half an inch of further accumulation and hazardous road conditions.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)


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