Winter storms cause US travel disruption

Winter storms cause US travel disruption

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Bad weather in the US is expected to cause serious delays for travellers over the next few days. reports that Winter Storm Octavia will soon reach the Rockies, Central Plains, middle Mississippi Valley, mid-South, Ohio Valley, mid-Atlantic and possibly New England.

Octavia will bring a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain, including five inches or more of total snowfall to the southern part of Missouri, the area of the Ohio River, and parts of the Mid-Atlantic.

Kentucky into the southern and central Appalachians (the area covered by the Southern Tier of New York to northern Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia) may see up to a foot of snow.

It is predicted that New York City and southeast New England will only see a relatively light dusting of snow.

Oklahoma, central Arkansas, northern Mississippi, northern Alabama, southern Tennessee, northern Georgia, and the Carolinas will see ice accumulations from freezing rain. Some areas will also see sleet and snow.

Travel problems are also being caused by Winter Storm Neptune, which has added even more snow to Massachusetts, including the Boston metro area, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine.

Up to 22 inches of snow has fallen in parts of Massachusetts.

As well as the snow, Neptune has created strong winds with gusts of 50-75 mph, which has caused power cuts and structural damage. reported over 2,000 flight cancellations and over 1,000 delays on Sunday, February 15.


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