Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – More than 1,700 flights in the U.S. were cancelled on Sunday due to a winter storm alert covering a stretch of the country from northern New Mexico to New Jersey.
American Airlines cancelled more than 640 flights on Sunday, according to flight tracker FlightAware. Most of the cancelled departure and arrivals, 580, were at the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, the airline’s busiest hub.
Nearly 440 flights were also canceled at Washington’s Reagan National Airport. Flights were also cancelled at Washington Dulles and Baltimore/Washington airports.
Another 1,500 flights for Monday, mostly in the greater Washington, D.C. area, were also cancelled by airlines. More than 190 of Monday’s flights at New York LaGuardia were also cancelled as of 4:40 p.m. ET. New York JFK and Newark Liberty airports cancelled more than 10 percent of Monday flights.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Congress postponed voting sessions for noncontroversial bills scheduled on Sunday, ahead of forecast of one foot of snow in the capital on Monday afternoon. The winter storm warning for the capital is from midnight until 6 p.m. on Monday.
Snow forecast for other states are: six to 10 inches in West Virginia; 14 inches in Anne Arundel County, Maryland; 10 inches for much of Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey; 3 to 4 inches in Tennessee.
As of Sunday afternoon, ice storms were drifting through Oklahoma, Arkansas and western Kentucky, according to the National Weather Service.