More than 5,000 flights have been canceled in the United States due to bad weather in North America
Stock image. Tourists wait to leave Cancun international airport, in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. (REUTERS/Henry Romero)
on December 23, It was reported that 21 flights had been cancelled from the Cancún International AirportQuintana Roo, heading towards the United States of America and Canada, due to the strong winter storm that hit the North American territory. Users were affected after their trip was canceled the night beforeChristmas Eve and Christmas.
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Cancun International Airport’s social communications department informed that it was 10 flights departing and 11 flights arriving canceled and rescheduled, because it is impossible to travel with the current weather conditions in the northern countries of the country.
At Cancun airport There were 617 scheduled air operationsand all 21 flights to the United States and Canada were cancelled.
The winter storm in the US left at least 16 dead and 800,000 homes without power The storm forced authorities across the country to open warming centers in libraries and police stations, as they worked to expand temporary shelters for people without shelter
The IS destinations that experienced suspension of arrival and departure flights the ones that were their starting point in the cities of Toronto and Vancouver (Canada), Philadelphia, Hamilton, Seattle and Newark, Baltimore, Cleveland, New York, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Georgia and North Carolina (United States of America).
More than A total of 5,000 flights were cancelled the United States because of the big Elliot’s winter storma natural phenomenon that disrupted holiday travel plans with the threat of three heavy snowfalls, hurricane-force winds and intense cold.
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Several states declared state of emergency, including New York, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Georgia and North Carolina. The cold wave is expected to reach south Texas.
The nerve Highway I-90which crosses the northern United States, closed in the state of South Dakota and authorities warned that it would not open until Friday.
Private vehicles and snow removal crews share tracks on State Highway 14/18, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022, in Madison, Wisconsin. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
“A number of frontage roads are currently listed as ‘unacceptable‘(…) due to deep snow and widespread winds,” the South Dakota Transportation Administration said Thursday on its website.
“This is not like a snow day when you’re a kid,” President Joe Biden he told reporters at a briefing at the White House on the weather and state of transport.
“This is serious,” he said, urging people to heed warnings from local authorities.
Most of the canceled flights so far have been at Chicago O’Hare or airports Denverboth operating internationally.
Meteorologists from AccuWeather said that the storm could be something called “bomb cyclone”, when pressure drops and a cold air mass collides with a warm air mass.
Michael Charnick of the National Meteorological Service (NWS), tweeted a video showing drivers fighting the weather on a highway between Colorado and Wyomingwhere the temperature dropped with the icy winds -40ºC.
The NWS issued key safety messages on its Twitter account, warning that blizzards – moderate to heavy snowfall lasting an hour or two – had already occurred or were expected from the Central Plains to the coast east and north-east.
“People exposed to extreme cold are susceptible to frostbite within minutes,” the weather service warned. “The areas most affected by frostbite are bare skin and extremities, such as the hands and feet. Another threat is hypothermia during extreme cold.”