USA: Snowstorm paralyzes air traffic

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Parts of the US are facing a snowstorm severely restricting travel. Thousands of flights in the US have been canceled or delayed. 

For the first time in decades, a snowstorm warning was issued in the otherwise warm region of southern California: a winter low is moving from the west coast to the Great Lakes and is also causing significant disruption to air traffic. For this reason, more than 1700 flights had to be canceled yesterday. Minneapolis St. Paul Airport in particular was affected. Skywest, which flies for United, Delta, American and Alaska Airlines, had to cancel more than 400 flights, Delta more than 300, and Southwest nearly 290 flights. A total of 6400 flights were delayed. The snowstorm is also having an impact on today, as almost 700 flights have been canceled as a result of the storm.

Photo: Pixabay.
Photo: Pixabay.