Wintry weather in northeast US grounds aircraft

Wintry weather in northeast US grounds aircraft

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At least 2,000 flights have been cancelled in the face of the latest severe winter storm to hit the northeast of the US.

Airports in Boston and New York have mainly been affected with temperatures reportedly falling up to 17°C below normal, exacerbated by strong winds.

Almost 2ft of snow was reported in parts of New England after the latest storm over the weekend, with 13 inches of snow recorded in Boston.

The fourth major snowstorm to hit in Boston made February the snowiest month in the city’s history.

A separate weather system is expected to travel eastwards this week, bringing further snow and sub-zero temperatures to the region.

The cold weather in the US northeast and Canada is expected to continue well into March.

United Airlines warned of possible delays to flights from Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Charlotte, while others such as American Airlines and Delta advised about possible bad weather disruption.

Virgin Atlantic cancelled “several” flights on Sunday, blaming the severe weather covering New York JFK, Newark and Boston.

Rebooking penalties are being waived by carriers for passengers whose flights have been affected.


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