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Over 1,700 US flights canceled the day after Christmas

Dec 26, 2022, 9:30 AM | Updated: 9:45 am

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 23: Holiday travelers crowd the Detroit Wayne County Metro Airport on Christ...

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 23: Holiday travelers crowd the Detroit Wayne County Metro Airport on Christmas Eve following Winter Storm Elliot December 24, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan. Winter Storm Elliot swept over much of the midwest on Friday and Saturday, dropping temperatures to single digits and windchills up to -35 degrees Fahrenheit and severely impacting travel throughout the US. (Photo by Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images)

(Photo by Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images)

Originally Published: 26 DEC 22 06:01 ET
Updated: 26 DEC 22 11:09 ET

    (CNN) — In the wake of dangerously cold temperatures and winter weather across the nation, air transportation cancellations and delays continue to impact travelers Monday.

Related: Salt Lake City International Airport sees delays and cancelations

More than 1,730 flights within, into or out of the US had already been canceled by 11 a.m. ET Monday, according to flight tracking website FlightAware, while 3,016 flights had been delayed.

The post-holiday travel chaos is affecting much of the country, with the site reporting the most arrival cancellations at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International, followed by Denver International Airport, Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas.

Road travel remained treacherous in parts of the US due to extreme wintry conditions. In New York state’s western Erie County, emergency restrictions on driving were lifted in some communities but remained in place in Buffalo, County Executive Mark Poloncarz said on Monday.

A winter storm that swept across the United States was ill-timed for travelers who had started pushing Christmas week flying numbers back toward pre-pandemic levels.

On Sunday, Christmas saw 3,178 flights canceled and 6,870 flight delays.

On Christmas Eve, there were a total of 3,487 flights canceled, according to FlightAware. Friday was the worst day with 5,934 cancellations, while Thursday saw almost 2,700 cancellations.

This megablast of winter weather across the eastern two-thirds of the nation is forecast to slowly moderate this week.

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Over 1,700 US flights canceled the day after Christmas