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More Than 6,500 Flights Cancelled or Delayed Across U.S.

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Airlines are cancelling thousands of flights across the country due to the winter storm, and the Washington area is hardest hit.

Daniel Baker of the tracking service FlightAware.com said the winter storm is having the biggest impact on flights in and out of the Washington area on Monday.

In total, more than 950 flights have been cancelled or delayed at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Dulles International Airport and Reagan National Airport due to the storm, according to FlightAware.com.

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Nationwide, there have been more than 6,500 flights delayed or cancelled Monday.

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority says the three runways at Reagan National Airport are closed Monday morning while crews plow and treat the airfield. More than 60 percent of flights at Reagan were cancelled before runways closed.

At BWI Marshall, nearly half the flights are cancelled, but the airport is open.

There were fewer cancellations at Dulles International with about 25 percent cancelled. Officials say three runways are open there, but few flights are operating.

Baker says flight cancellations are stacking up from the Washington area all the way up to New England. Airports in Philadelphia and New York have added hundreds more cancellations.

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