Airlines cancel 3200+ flights as nor'easter snarls travel


A extreme charge bringing high winds and complicated sleet is causing moody delays and other problems around a Northeast. (March 2)

Last update: 5:20 p.m. ET. 

Airlines had canceled some-more than 3,200 flights Friday as a absolute nor’easter brought rain, snow and serious wind to many of a Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Most carriers were waiving change fees for fliers there.

Underscoring a impact of a charge on flights, a atmosphere trade control building during Washington Dulles quickly was “evacuated due to high winds,” according to a twitter from a airport. Controllers lapse shortly after. On another moody nearing to Dulles earlier Friday, scarcely all on house got ill from a “bumpy landing.” 

Disruptions from a charge were widespread. 

Nationwide, 3,220 flights had been canceled and another 3,045 behind as of 5:20 p.m. ET, according to flight-tracking use FlightAware

Most of those cancellations were widespread opposite airports in a Northeast, where breeze gusts of adult to 70 mph were possible. The winds were approaching to have an scarcely prolonged duration, durability into Saturday. Some preemptive cancellations were already being reported for Saturday, with 280 already grounded.    

USA TODAY WEATHER: Nor’easter a ‘life and death’ conditions with high winds for roughly all of East Coast


IN PICTURES: 30 cold aviation photos (story continues below)

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