A winter storm system raged through the southeastern U.S. Monday morning, disrupting travel and dropping a snowy mix on areas that don’t normally see winter precipitation.
AirTran Airways scrapped all of its arrivals and departures in Atlanta Monday. Delta also cut 1,450 flights nationwide, about one-fourth of its schedule.
The system dumped freezing rain, snow and ice to a swath of land from northeast Texas through the Carolinas.The northern areas of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas can expect heavy snow, CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen reported. The southern regions of those states are likely to be hit with ice storms.
American Airlines also cut 100 flights in and out of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. That’s about a fifth of the airline’s domestic flights.
In anticipation of the hazardous conditions, governors in Louisiana, Georgia and Alabama have declared states of emergency.