Because of heavy rains and snowfalls in the central and northeastern parts of the country, more than 1,000 flights were canceled at airports in Chicago, Boston, New York, and other cities. A state of emergency was introduced in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
The airline JetBlue has already canceled 770 flights through Monday, and Delta Airlines has issued travel waivers for passengers affected by the storm.
Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport was one of the worst hit on Saturday, with more than 650 flights canceled. Cancellations in Chicago continued through Sunday, joined by 100 canceled flights at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Smaller regional airports—in Albany, Syracuse, Rochester, and Connecticut—are seeing about half each day’s flights canceled. Boston, however, looks to face the worst cancellations in the Northeast, with about 450 total flights canceled or half the day’s flights at an even larger airport.
The cancellation of flights to the USA will continue on Monday.
More than 1,350 flights are canceled on Sunday alone and 2,165 were canceled on Saturday as Harper moved from the Midwest into the Northeast Saturday night. In total, more than 4,000 flights were canceled due to the Harper storm.