Winter storm causes more than 1,000 US flights and airlines waive fees



Ground crew members remove a stroller from a canceled flight due to a snowstorm at Newark Liberty International Airport on November 15, 2018 in Newark, New York. Jersey.

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Ground crew members remove a stroller from a canceled flight due to a snowstorm at Newark Liberty International Airport on November 15, 2018 in Newark, New York. Jersey.

Airlines canceled more than 1,000 flights on Wednesday, a mix of snow, sleet and heavy rain across the United States.

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Federal forecasters expect the Washington, DC area to receive up to 6 inches of snow on Wednesday, but precipitation will turn into ice and rain, creating a messy evening commute. More than a quarter of flights were canceled at each of the three major airports serving Washington DC. The New York area is expected to receive less snow and a winter mix followed by rain.


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