Freezing Temps Across U.S. Impact Deliveries, Flights, Power

by Christopher Freeburn | December 9, 2013 9:56 am

Icy conditions across a wide swath of the U.S. are making travel harder for millions of Americans[1].

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Airlines cancelled or delayed flights as a storm moved up the East Coast over the weekend, sending the mercury plunging and delivering inches of snow to metropolitan areas from Virginia to New Jersey. At Philadelphia International Airport, flights were grounded while crews struggled to deal with the mounting snow fall. Just outside the city, slippery road surfaces on the Pennsylvania Turnpike led to numerous accidents, Reuters notes.

The delays stranded 2,000 passengers at the Dallas-Forth Worth airport on Saturday night. On Sunday, more than 400 flights at the airport had been canceled.

Deteriorating traffic conditions and cancelled flights also meant that packages making their way across the country via FedEx (FDX[4]) and UPS (UPS[5]) were also delayed by the storm.

In Tennessee, up to 7,000 people lost electricity on Sunday. Parts of Delaware and New Jersey were predicted to get up to a foot of snow before the storm departs on Monday.

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