US. Winter storm causes major disruptions at many airports in the northeastern and southeastern US


Significant transport disruptions and power outages have been reported across parts of the Northeast and Southeast regions of the US as of Jan. 3 amid a winter storm. Notably, a ground stop was in effect at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport as of 13:49 EST, and many flights have been delayed or canceled at Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Flight disruptions at other regional airports are likely to occur over the next few hours.

The worst delays have been reported in Charlotte, North Carolina, Atlanta and Newark.

Verify road conditions before driving in areas where snowfall has accumulated. Allow extra time to reach destinations in these areas and carry an emergency kit and warm clothes if driving is necessary, especially on secondary or rural routes that could become impassable. Charge battery-powered devices in the case of prolonged electricity outages.
Travelers are urged to check with their airline before heading to the airport in case flights have been delayed or canceled.