Airlines cancel thousands more flights as weather gets colder


Airlines have cancelled over 9,000 flights and delayed thousands of others over the past four days as winter storms dump snow over huge swathes of the country.

The Midwest is experiencing the coldest weather in almost 20 years, with the highest temperatures in Chicago not even expected to reach zero degrees fahrenheit (-18 degrees celsius).

The storm is heading towards the East Coast, which already experienced a major whiteout at the end of last week.

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Comments (3)
  • Ray Lopez
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    Weather extremes can be modeled as responses by climate to man-made global warming...just saying.
    6 Jan 2014, 08:44 AM Reply Like
  • TAS
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    I don't think the folks planning to fly out the past few days want to hear any talk about "climate change" or "global warming" :)
    6 Jan 2014, 09:26 AM Reply Like
  • flyer57
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    Of course it isn't just the cold. The wind and snow are also causing problems
    6 Jan 2014, 08:17 PM Reply Like
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