(CNN) – Air transport cancellations and delays continued to affect travelers Monday after dangerously low temperatures and winter weather hit the country.
More than 1,730 flights within, in and out of the United States had been canceled as of 11 a.m. ET Monday, according to the flight-tracking website. flight awarenesswhile 3,016 flights were delayed.
Post-holiday travel chaos is affecting much of the country, with Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport reporting the most arrival cancellations, followed by Denver International Airport, Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Las Vegas International Airport, according to the site. Garth’s Harry Reid International Airport.
Road trips remain dangerous in parts of the United States due to extremely cold conditions. Emergency restrictions on driving were lifted in some communities in western New York state Erie County but remained in place in Buffalo, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said Monday.
A winter storm sweeping across the U.S. has come at an inopportune time for travelers who have already started pushing Christmas week flying numbers back to pre-pandemic levels.
On Sunday, Christmas Day saw 3,178 flight cancellations and 6,870 delays.
On Christmas Eve, a total of 3,487 flights were canceled, according to FlightAware. Friday was the worst day, with 5,934 cancellations, compared with nearly 2,700 on Thursday.
Winter weather is expected to ease slowly over the eastern two-thirds of the country this week.
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