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Another snow storm for East Coast

Mar 3rd, 2014 - National News

— Winter is keeping its icy hold on much of the U.S. today, with up to a foot of snow expected across the Mid-Atlantic states and up the East Coast.

Officials are warning people to stay off the icy roads, and school has been canceled in many areas.

Airlines canceled more than 2,000 flights Monday as the latest winter storm hit the U.S. East Coast.

The hardest hit cities were Washington D.C., Philadelphia, New York and Baltimore. On Sunday, airlines scrapped nearly 2,000 flights in Dallas, Chicago and Houston, according to flight tracking site FlightAware.com. There are more than 30,000 flights in the United States on a typical day.

Airlines have canceled more than 87,000 domestic flights since Dec. 1, a record number. Carriers are now much more likely to cancel flights at the first sign of bad weather.

For instance, more than 550 flights to and from New York were canceled Monday, even though the city only got a light dusting of snow. Original forecasts had called for much higher snow totals.

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