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Hundreds of flights have been delayed or cancelled in the US as Storm Maya sweeps across the country, and a new storm nicknamed “Nadia” hits the Northwest. The winter storms have wreaked havoc across the US this week in the wake of a polar vortex, and airlines have issued waivers allowing passengers to change flights free of charge. However, plans to travel from the UK are unlikely to be affected from today. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK has issued no warnings for passengers travelling to the US. California expects snow, rain and flooding as Storm Nadia travels south from the Pacific Northwest over the next couple of days.

Hundreds of flights have been delayed or cancelled in the US as Storm Maya sweeps across the country, and a new storm nicknamed “Nadia” hits the Northwest. The winter storms have wreaked havoc across the US this week in the wake of a polar vortex, and airlines have issued waivers allowing passengers to change flights free of charge. However, plans to travel from the UK are unlikely to be affected from today. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK has issued no warnings for passengers travelling to the US. California expects snow, rain and flooding as Storm Nadia travels south from the Pacific Northwest over the next couple of days. Is it safe to travel? Although travel has been disrupted and thousands of flights have been cancelled, if you’re travelling from today – Wednesday 13 February – your plans are unlikely to be disrupted. Flight cancellations and delays are not expected to last past Wednesday morning and most flights to the US are going ahead as scheduled. Passengers are still advised to check their flight status and visit the airline’s advisory page if still concerned. Only 406 flights into and from the US have been cancelled today and a further 200 have been delayed, according to Flight Aware. Airlines have issued waivers to offer flight changes free of charge, including American Airlines, Jetblue and Hawaiian air.

Travel disruptions In Connecticut, 20 per cent of flights have been cancelled from the state’s Bradford Airport in the last few hours. In Indiana, a charter jet slid off the snowy runway as it attempted to land at Richmond Municipal Airport. Arriving from Waukesha, Wisconsin, the small plane carrying three people passed through a field and finally came to a stop in the middle of Highway 227 yesterday.

No-one was injured but one death has been reported in New Jersey after the extreme weather reached the east Coast. A bus with 18 people aboard overturned on Tuesday afternoon near New Brunswick in New Jersey

Storm Nadia Tens of thousands of people were without power in Washington state on Tuesday as Storm Nadia hit and snow turned to rain in the Pacific Northwest. California’s Sierra Nevada is seeing heavy snow, and lower elevations are experiencing rains and strong winds. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport measured 6.1 inches of snow on Tuesday, and back-to-back storms have made this month Seattle’s snowiest month in 50 years, according to the city’s National Weather Service Office. Nadia caused hundreds of flight cancellations, and 100,000 customers were still without electricity in Washington on Tuesday morning. Road accidents shut down highways throughout the Pacific Northwest, including an oil tanker spill which closed I-84 in Oregon for an hour on Monday. The storm is raising the risk of flooding and mudslides as it reaches California. It is expected to head into  the Intermountain West region on Thursday, before dissipating into light wintry precipitation into the central and eastern US by the end of the week, according to The Weather Channel.

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