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Bad weather hits the US East Coast: grounded planes in New York and Boston

New York, USA - More than 4000 flights cancelled for the "Stella" storm

The "Stella" storm reached the US East Coast as it was announced, with snow and wind that forced planes to ground at many airports, including those in New York and Boston. In anticipation of the bad weather all airlines had already cancelled or rescheduled more than 4,000 flights, reducing the inconvenience to travelers at least in this way. The emergency was forecast starting from Tuesday (local time) and some companies like United Airlines are hoping to go back to being operational from Wednesday (local time). Between planned and postponed flights, there was the one of the German chancellor Angela Merkel , who was due to arrive in the United States on an official visit yesterday and whose arrival was instead rescheduled to Friday, and that of the mayor of Rome Virginia Raggi who was due to leave for New York yesterday for the conference on climate change "Women4Climate". The alert was given in advance and local administrations of several American States have taken precautionary measures, closing schools and declaring the state of emergency.

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