Travel was disrupted on Monday as a major storm in the central U.S. forced airlines to cancel more than 1,400 flights.
The Texas panhandle was hit particularly hard. The airports in Amarillo and Lubbock were closed for most of the day.
The situation will get worse before it gets better.
The storm is expected to bring a wintry mix to Chicago's two big airports by Tuesday afternoon. Almost 100 flights have been preemptively canceled for Tuesday, most of them taking off from Kansas City, Chicago O'Hare and Dallas/Fort Worth.
All along the central USA, airlines have canceled hundreds of flights and are waiving change fees.
More than 560 flights had been canceled nationwide. Not all those cancellations were caused directly by the storm, though most came to or from airports in the storm's path.
Today's total also includes 775 flights scrapped across the USA Sunday as the storm developed in the Rockies. Most of those came in Denver, where Southwest suspended most of its schedule and all of the airport's airlines cumulatively canceled nearly 600 flights.
This is the second storm to hit the region within a week and many of the airports that got snowed in are getting slammed again.
Numbers of cancelled flights are mounting at both Wichita’s Mid-Continent Airport and Kansas City International, which was closed last week for nearly 24 hours.
Cancellations from Texas and the Great Plains are affecting the hubs that feed flights into the area. Chicago O’Hare, Houston Bush Intercontinental, Dallas Love Field and Austin have all grounded flights.
© 2023 Newsmax. All rights reserved.