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Flight delays in the US


CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Flight delays in the US

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Some Christmas Day travelers are facing long delays at airports across the United States today as the threat of a winter storm — particularly in eastern parts — led to the cancellation of hundreds of flights.
Driving and flight conditions could be difficult in several areas of the East as storms intensify into Sunday and Monday.
A Nor’easter is possible Sunday, said meteorologist Bonnie Schneider.
The National Weather Service issued a warning for heavy snow today in the mountain counties of North Carolina not bordering Tennessee, the mountains of South Carolina and Georgia, and the North Carolina foothills. Asheville, North Carolina, was expected to get up to five inches of snow later.
Heavy rain was also reported this morning in Louisiana.
Forecasters also issued a winter storm watch for parts of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island into Monday. Accumulation of 6 inches of snow in a 12-hour period is possible, according to the weather agency’s Boston office.
Beginning Sunday afternoon and through Monday, southern New England could see six to eight inches of snow — with ten inches possibly falling in some places. In addition, the National Weather Service cautioned about a coastal flood threat for eastern Massachusetts during high tides. (CNN)

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