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Travel update: US snow storms

Travel update: US snow storms
6 Jan 2014

Passengers catching cheap flights to and from the USA should check with their airline before they travel, as the Midwest of the country continues to feel the icy grip of a so-called 'polar vortex' weather system. 

This anti-clockwise pool of cold, dense air has sent temperatures to as low as -20 to -30 and brought with it large flurries of snow, causing travel disruption at a number of major airports. 

United Airlines is warning that 'frigid' temperatures will continue to impact on its Chicago services into tomorrow, while American Airlines told its customers to 'expect delays and cancellations today … across the US due to extreme temperatures'. 

The weather system is also causing travel problems north of the border in Canada, where it first originated, with Air Canada suffering disruption to its operations. 

Canadian resident Bill Brant told the BBC it was one of the worst storms he has seen: 'We have experienced winters like this from time to time, but this one is quite brutal with much snowfall to match to cold.'ADNFCR-408-ID-801679154-ADNFCR

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