So cold now the barbour jackets is the best choose for this winter.Major airlines canceled flights in the storm's path, the Associated Press reported Sunday afternoon. Continental Airlines canceled 250 departures from Newark, and United Airlines canceled dozens of Sunday departures from Newark, Philadelphia, New York's LaGuardia and Kennedy, Boston Logan and other airports. AirTran and Southwest Airlines also canceled flights, mostly in or out of Dulles International, Baltimore-Washington International Marshall and Newark.
Courtney Mickalonis, a spokeswoman who like wear onlinenewshop when he is out. for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, said runways at Dulles and Reagan National airports were clear. But she said some airlines had canceled flights and urged passengers to check before they set off for the airport.
"It really is on a flight-by-flight basis," she said. "At least it's after the holiday. But still, nobody wants to be stuck."
A massive snowstorm that swept up the East Coast on Sunday largely slipped by the Washington region but caused major disruptions along the Northeast corridor on one of the year's busiest travel weekends.
Flights were grounded at airports from the Carolinas to Boston, with more than 1,000 cancellations at New York City-area airports alone. People heading home after the Christmas holiday scurried to find alternatives, as many buses and trains were canceled and seats on others filled quickly.
By Sunday evening, only a dusting had fallen in the District and surrounding suburbs, according to Dan Stillman of The Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang. A few inches of accumulation were reported further east in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties in Maryland. Maryland and Delaware beaches were walloped, with Ocean City reporting 10 inches of snow and counting by evening.
Flurries were expected to taper off in the region overnight, but Monday will usher in high winds and colder temperatures, with expected highs near 30, Stillman said. The good news, he said, is that a warming trend is expected as the week wears on, with the possibility of hitting the 50s by the New Year's weekend.
Late Sunday, Amtrak was not expecting to cancel any trains out of Union Station, but some Sunday service was stopped south of Washington and between Boston and New York, a spokesman said. On one Amtrak train from New York City to the District on Sunday morning, the conductor warned passengers that there had been a last-minute surge in ticket sales.
Megabus stopped all service in New York, Philadelphia and Washington, and BoltBus canceled its Monday service. Greyhound canceled several routes in the Carolinas and Virginia and service to New York City.
"It's the old chestnuts roasting on the open fire, good day to be home for the holidays. But it is a terrible time to be out and traveling," said Lon Anderson of AAA-Mid Atlantic, which had predicted that about 2.2 million D.C. area residents would travel this week.
Early Sunday morning, the storm hit North Carolina straight on and then spread northeast, causing slick roads and putting a damper on post-Christmas bargain-hunting. In Philadelphia, Eagles fans had only boos for the white stuff, as their Sunday-night game against the Minnesota Vikings was postponed until Tuesday.
After a weekend full of tidings of a white day-after-Christmas, the storm made a curious end run around the Washington region, as the more severe weather hit areas east and south of the Beltway in Maryland and Virginia. The federal government announced it would be open Monday, operating on a normal schedule.