Flight delays continued Saturday, disrupting travel during the busy holiday season as parts of the country were battered by a deadly winter storm.
As of Saturday morning, there were over 1,800 flight cancellations to, from and within the United States, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. Over 3,300 flights were delayed.
Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta and Newark in the New York City region were the US airports most affected by delays and cancellations, according to FlightAware’s Misery Map.
Saturday’s delays and cancellations follow days of disruption as the storm swept across the country, bringing chilly temperatures and whiteout conditions, with reports of an extreme “bomb cyclone” weather pattern near the Great Lakes. Some wind chill warnings are beginning to expire, with most ending by midday. But more than 100 million people remained under those alerts Saturday morning.
On Friday, there were about 6,000 canceled flights in the US, and close to 12,000 delays, according to FlightAware.
Greyhound Bus Service warned Thursday evening that trips in the Midwest or upper Northeast may be canceled or interrupted. In its alert, the company listed nearly 20 cities as among those affected, advising passengers to check bustracker.greyhound.com for the latest information about specific routes.
Amtrak said Friday morning that the severe weather “has caused Amtrak to make some service and cancellations between now and Sunday, December 25.” The train company said affected customers should be able to take trains that depart at similar times or on another day.
Those staying at home are also dealing with the impact of the storms.
On Saturday, more than 1.6 million homes and businesses nationwide were without power due to an Arctic blast and winter storm that knocked out power lines. The storm is pummeling the Midwest and parts of the East with heavy snow, blizzard conditions and flooding along the Northeast coast, on top of frigid temperatures. It is expected to continue until Sunday.
Weather can also affect holiday gifts.
The US Postal Service, UPS, FedEx and Amazon all recently said weather is disrupting operations.
USPS says it has temporarily closed 89 post offices, UPS warns of “some delivery and pickup services” can be affected and Amazon “temporarily shut down” some of its sites in the affected areas. FedEx said it was experiencing “significant disruption” at two processing centers and that packages expected to be delivered Saturday could be delayed.
– CNN’s Aya Elamroussi, Forrest Brown, Karla Cripps, Haley Brink and Chris Isidore contributed to this report.