Flights across America are feeling the delay this weekend, as, heavy rain and major blizzards are blanketing much of the midwest and beyond. According to the National Weather Service; American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and at least one airline who asked not to be named — thousands of flights have been cancelled due to “extreme or severe weather that as normal would ground or interrupt normal flight travel”.
Officials in at least two states (one being Louisiana) have confirmed that at least two people have died due to the inclement weather as of this writing. In Louisiana, a 58-year-old elderly woman died after a tree reportedly fell on her camper according to CNN Affiliate WDSU.
In Dallas alone, as Friday kicked off, more than 300 flights were ordered grounded as heavy rains and winds hit the area. In areas like Chicago, perhaps, more than 700 flights have been entirely cancelled or severely delayed. Travellers are expected to experience delays throughout most of the weekend.