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More than 2,500 flights canceled as COVID and bad weather create mess

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Thousands of flights were canceled Monday, continuing an ugly weekend for holiday travel. Of more than 2,500 planes grounded globally as of noon Eastern time Monday, almost 1,000 were within, into or out of the United States, according to Flight Aware. Since Friday, more than 4,000 flights within the U.S. have been canceled. The familiar explanation is bad weather, particularly in the Western U.S. where winter storms have shut down roadways and airways. The National Weather Service warned Monday of “significant snowfall” along the West Coast mountain ranges and a pair of storm systems that wil…

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