DALLAS (AP) — Hundreds of flights have been canceled over the long Presidents Day weekend as a winter storm rolled through parts of the Midwest and Northeast.
Southwest Airlines Co. canceled more than 150 flights on Monday. Spokeswoman Michelle Agnew says Dallas-based Southwest expects the number of cancellations to rise throughout the day.
American Airlines spokesman Kent Powell anticipated a large weather-related impact at hubs in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C.
Powell says Fort Worth-based American, US Airways and its regional commuters on Sunday canceled more than 315 flights. He says a dozen or so flights were canceled Monday, but that number was likely to grow.
Powell blamed high winds and blowing snow mainly in the Northeast corridor.
Monday was Presidents Day, a federal holiday providing an extended weekend for some travelers.