Flights can­celed amid deadly US snow­storm

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NEW YORK/LOS AN­GE­LES — A win­ter snow­storm blamed for the deaths of at least seven peo­ple in road ac­ci­dents across the US Mid­west rolled into the mid-At­lantic states on Sun­day, forc­ing a ground stop at Dulles In­ter­na­tional Air­port and the can­cel­la­tion of hun­dreds of flights. Mil­lions of Amer­i­cans in 10 states and Washington, DC, were un­der win­ter storm warn­ings as the weather sys­tem, which started as rain in Mex­ico, was fore­cast to hit an 1,800-mile swath of the United States from Colorado to the East Coast. A to­tal of 1,624 flights were can­celed in and out of US air­ports on Sun­day, the bulk of them at Washington’s Ron­ald Rea­gan Na­tional Air­port and Dulles, ac­cord­ing to the Flightaware flight track­ing web­site. A fur­ther 3,113 de­par­tures were de­layed. “The FAA has im­ple­mented a ground stop at Dulles due to the weather, which is im­pact­ing both in­bound and out­bound flights,” Dulles air­port said on Twit­ter. “Your air­line will have the most up to date in­for­ma­tion on any flight im­pacts. Thank you for your pa­tience!” —

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