According to FlightAware, which shares air traffic statistics, more than 1,700 flights were canceled just before the independence day holiday, with thousands stuck at airports.
Flight cancellations occurred the day after the weekend when airports reached the highest number of passengers in US history, while United Airlines was the airline with the most flight cancellations (over 200).
The same company announced the cancellation or postponement of more than 5 thousand flights last week.
Transport Secretary Pete Buttigieg said on Sunday that the reason why US travel was “so chaotic” was severe weather conditions, which he said put “enormous pressure on the system”.
On the other hand, in the information shared from the National Meteorological Service (NWS), it was stated that severe weather conditions will prevail in the north-east of the country, and strong winds, storms and hail are expected in some parts of South Carolina, New Jersey and New York.
More than 150,000 people in the mid-west region of the US were left without power due to stormy weather over the weekend.