Thousands of U.S. flights delayed or canceled as winter storm hampers air travel

West Palm Beach, Florida — deadly winter storm The outbreak that has hit the U.S. over the past few days continues to affect vacationers across the country, including in Florida.

Palm Beach International Airport experienced multiple delays and cancellations Monday morning, including flights to Newark, Islip, Boston, New Haven, New York, Atlanta and Baltimore.

More than 3,600 flights within, in and out of the United States had been delayed as of 11:25 a.m. Monday, according to the flight tracking website. flight awarenesswhile canceling 1,770 flights.

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Martin Haslinger clears snow in front of his home in Buffalo, N.Y., Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022 The freezing storm that has killed at least 24 people in the United States is expected to kill more after snow trapped some residents in their homes and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses.

(AP Photo/Bridget Haslinger)

Martin Haslinger clears snow in front of his home in Buffalo, N.Y., Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022 The freezing storm that has killed at least 24 people in the United States is expected to kill more after snow trapped some residents in their homes and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses.

On Monday alone, Southwest Airlines experienced more than 960 flight cancellations and more than 1,130 delays.

More than 130 Atlanta-bound flights were delayed Monday morning, while 90 have been canceled, according to FlightAware.

On Sunday, Christmas Day saw 3,182 flight cancellations and 7,841 delays.

Buffalo was one of the cities hardest hit by the winter storm, which dumped as much as 40 inches of snow in parts of western New York. The city’s airport is expected to remain closed until Tuesday morning.

Travelers are urged to check with their airlines before heading to the airport.