Disruptions to travel continue with flight cancellations now topping 1,400, as severe weather bringing freezing temperatures, flash floods, and blizzards leaves much of the United States and parts of Canada still trying to regain equilibrium. At least 50 people in the U.S. have died, and hundreds of thousands have been left without power. More than half the deaths occurred in western New York, in what Buffalo’s mayor called a “once-in-a-generation storm.”
As the holiday weekend approached, over 200 million people in the U.S. were under a winter weather advisory or warning. The National Weather Service said conditions are expected to remain frigid and hazardous today, but will start to moderate on Tuesday, and then continue to slowly improve as the week moves ahead.