More than 6,500 US flights cancelled

Powerful storm and blizzard grounding air travel
A powerful storm and blizzard is grounding air travel right across the north-eastern United States, as well as closing schools and keeping residents at home.
Airlines have cancelled more than 6,500 US flights scheduled for Tuesday, according to
New York City could get up to 20 inches (50cm) of snow, with coastal flooding and strong wind gusts likely, and Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington DC are among the other cities with blizzard warnings.
Amtrak is operating a modified schedule in the Northeast region on Tuesday.
Parts of Massachusetts could see 24 inches of snow. A statewide travel ban is in place in states like Connecticut. Downed power lines and service interruptions are expected across the region.
The Coast Guard has closed the Port of Virginia, with the port captain warning: “There is a real danger to all vessels on the water. I strongly recommend that mariners stay in port.”


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