Big Storm Grounds Air Traffic

We just finished reading Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper in LA. I was asked to write this news report about an event which happened in the book.

Published December March 15, 2012 • Out of My Mind News

A late-winter snowstorm in on the East Coast has grounded all flights from Boston to Washington, D.C., according to the Federal Aeronautics Association (FAA).

At least 174 flights were cancelled to JFK, Logan International Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, BWI, and Pittsburgh International Airport, among others.

The storm also caused winds up to 35 mph and severe fog.

One unnamed airport official in Cincinnatti, Ohio, stated “They’ve got five inches of snow in Boston already, and more is predicted for this afternoon farther south. The FAA won’t let planes take off in weather like this, so our whole system gets gummed up. Planes due to arrive here and then return eastward get cancelled, meaning our afternoon flights can’t depart.”

The storm is expected to clear up enough to let flights continue by about 9:00, with heavy rain expected for tomorrow.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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