The post-holiday travel chaos is affecting much of the country, with the site reporting the most arrival cancellations at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International, followed by Denver International Airport, Baltimore Washington International Airport Thurgood Marshall and Washington International Airport. Harry Reid in Las Vegas.
Road travel remained treacherous in parts of the US due to extreme winter conditions. In western New York state’s Erie County, emergency driving restrictions were lifted in some communities but remained in effect in Buffalo, County Executive Mark Poloncarz said Monday.
A winter storm sweeping the United States was ill-timed for travelers who had begun to push Christmas week flight numbers back to pre-pandemic levels.
On Sunday, Christmas saw 3,178 flight cancellations and 6,870 flight delays.
On Christmas Eve, a total of 3,487 flights were canceled, according to FlightAware. Friday was the worst day with 5,934 cancellations, while Thursday saw almost 2,700 cancellations.
This megablast of wintry weather across the eastern two-thirds of the country is expected to slowly ease this week.
CNN’s Artemis Moshtaghian contributed to this story.