A historic “bomb cyclone” began to pummel the nation on Wednesday, dumping snow on roads across the Midwest to the East Coast and disrupting one of the busiest travel weeks of the year, the NY Post reports.
Heavy snow, ice, and powerful wind gusts pounded multiple states as 150 million Americans prepared for sub-zero temperatures as far south as the Gulf Coast in the crippling arctic blast.
The Federal Aviation Administration warned travelers to check for flight delays in Minneapolis. High winds could also delay flights in Chicago and Denver.
Delta, American, United, Frontier, Alaska, Southwest and other airlines were waiving change fees and offering travelers the option of choosing new flights to avoid the bad weather.
Nearly 200 million Americans are bracing for “life-threatening” frigid temperatures due to the massive storm system, according to the National Weather Service.