USA — A huge snowstorm covered much of the USA on Monday, forcing numerous flights to be cancelled and causing power outages in some areas.
The snow and ice storm that coated roads, highways and runways, homes and businesses caused power interruptions, closing schools and delaying start times and flights across in US.
According to the local companies’ data, about 80,000 homes in the Washington suburbs in Maryland and Virginia had power outages.
Both Reagan National Airport and Dulles International Airport had travels disrupted because of the ice storm on Sunday. According to Real-time tracker, the two airports kept travelers waiting about 30-40 minutes.
More snow could fall in the area overnight Monday into Tuesday, meteorologists said.
The National Weather Service (NWS )said “Bitter Arctic air in the upper Great Plains and Rocky Mountains is expected to persist through Wednesday, with the coldest weather extending from the Nevada-Utah region into Minnesota”.
In the New York City area, a crash of about 20 vehicles closed southbound lanes of interstate 95 in Greenwich for a couple of hours but no injuries were reported.
In Texas, authorities at Dallas-Fort Worth airport struggled to get operations back on track after a weekend ice storm. The airport authority said some 350 flights were cancelled on Monday.
During Sunday’s National Football League matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions in Philadelphia, heavy snow and harsh conditions were on display. Several NFL games in other cities were forced to play in the snow as well.
A number of accidents were caused by heavy snow in Philadelphia, including a fatal crash involving 50 cars and stranding many motorists, according to Fox News.