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More than 1,400 US flights canceled due to winter storm in Northeast

NEW YORK, Jan 30 (Reuters) – More than 1,400 US flights were canceled on Sunday after a deadly winter storm struck the country’s northeastern states a day earlier, prompting several states to declare a state of emergency.

According to the flight-tracking website FlightAware.com, the total number of flight cancellations in or out of the United States as of Sunday afternoon was approximately 1,450. Data showed that another 1,774 US-related flights were delayed.

LaGuardia Airport in New York City and John F. Kennedy International Airport and Boston Logan International Airport were the most affected by delays and cancellations.

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A severe winter storm on Saturday dropped more than 2 feet (60 cm) of snow in some areas while packing strong winds, causing thousands of flights to be canceled and major governors in Rhode Island and other states reducing access to roads. Gave.

Governor Kathy Hochul told WCBS-TV on Sunday that the Long Island city of Islip, New York, has been the worst-hit across the state. “We’re going to give them the Golden Snowball award this week, for this storm. They were at 24.7 inches,” Hochul said.

The sun sets over Central Park after a powerful nor’easter storm in New York City, US, January 29, 2022. Reuters/Caitlin Ochs

“The storm moved out of our area last night, but we expect to clear more roads … and with our utilities throughout the day today and tomorrow,” Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Karen Polito said at a Sunday morning briefing. work.”

In neighboring Canada, the worst cold weather in Atlantic Canada was over, but many communities battled residual blowing snow, rain, strong winds and storms on Sunday, according to the Weather Network channel.

The situation on the Massachusetts island of Nantucket improved on Sunday after the mighty Nor’Easter flooded streets and major power outages on Saturday, the local police department said. According to a photo posted on social media, the water was so deep that two high school students could canoe on the flooded road.

In Massachusetts, about 31,000 of the 2.6 million customers were without power early Sunday, according to the PowerOutage.us website. Utility company Eversource Energy (ES.N) said most of its customers who were still without electricity would get them back by the end of the day on Monday.

The weather may have contributed to at least three deaths in New York alone, all on Long Island. According to the Nassau County Police Department, there was an elderly woman who was found with her car window open in the parking lot of a hotel in Uniondale, New York, on Saturday. Officials also reported the deaths of two people, aged 53 and 75, who fell from snow shovels in separate locations in the Long Island city of Syosset on Saturday.

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Reporting by Kanishk Singh in Bengaluru and Barbara Goldberg in New York; Editing by Lisa Shumaker and Chizu Nomiyama

Our Standards: Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

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