Airlines Cancel 2,500+ Flights as Nor’easter Snarls Travel

(From USA Today)

Airlines had canceled nearly 2,600 flights Friday as a powerful nor’easter brought rain, snow and severe wind to much of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Most carriers were waiving change fees for fliers there.

Underscoring the impact of the storm on flights, the air traffic control tower at Washington Dulles was “evacuated due to high winds,” according to a tweet from the airport. “FAA controllers are currently transitioning to the airport ramp tower. Normal operations expected to resume shortly,” the airport added at 12:30 p.m. ET. On another flight arriving to Dulles earlier Friday, nearly all on board got ill from a “bumpy landing.”

Disruptions from the storm were widespread.

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