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Almost 2,000 flights canceled as airports deal with snow, ice

Almost 2,000 flights across the U.S. have been canceled Tuesday as airports deal with snow and ice from storms that have hit much of the country.

According to FlightAware, a flight tracking website, there are currently 1,870 flight cancellations into or out of the United States and 4,454 flight delays.

The airline with the most cancellations is Southwest, with 391 flights. United Airlines has the second-most, with 338 canceled flights.

The most affected airport is LaGuardia International Airport. As of midday, there have been 129 cancelations, or 24 percent of the airport’s flights, and 216 delayed planes attempting to leave the New York airport.

Ronald Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Va., is the second most affected airport, with 122 cancellations and 112 delays for flights attempting to leave the Washington, D.C., area. The airport is experiencing the most cancellations and delays for flights attempting to arrive, too.

Washington experienced its biggest snowfall in two years, closing schools and government offices in the capital region. Flights into the area were delayed and diverted, users on social media posted.

Some users noted online Monday evening that their planes were rerouted to Philadelphia, while others successfully landed at a D.C. airport, but were stuck on the tarmac for hours.

Snowy conditions continue to impact much of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Tuesday, the National Weather Service said. Many parts of the D.C. area are under a winter storm warning, and New York is under a winter weather advisory until Tuesday evening.

The Federal Aviation Administration posted on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, advising travelers to check their flight status with the airline and plan to arrive at the airport early.

The FAA warned that snow could be causing delays in Boston; Newark, N.J.; New York; Philadelphia; Baltimore and Washington, while low clouds could impact Atlanta, Los Angeles, and several airports in Florida: Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Tampa.

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