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Izzy, the winter storm battering parts of the United States, cancels over 3,000 flights

Thousands of flights through, into, and out of the United States were canceled or delayed on Jan. 16 as winter storm Izzy pounded the southeast with sleet and snow, knocking out power to tens of thousands of people.

According to FlightAware statistics, 3,059 flights within, into, or out of the United States were canceled on Sunday, while 5,056 planes were delayed.

With over 670 canceled flights, American Airlines topped the field, accounting for over 90% of flights into and out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina, an American Airlines hub.

Izzy's ice and snow hammered sections of the Midwest on Friday and Saturday before moving south on Sunday, causing winter storm alerts in Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, among other states.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said on Sunday that people should avoid non-essential travel in areas hit by the storm.

17 Jan 2022

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