Winter storm Stella snarls traffic, grounds flights across U.S. east coast

Winter Storm Stella was bearing down on major cities along the Eastern U.S. coast Tuesday, stranding thousands of travelers at airports and causing states of emergency to be declared in Maryland and Virginia.

By early afternoon, a total of 6,539 flights had been canceled, while another 3,447 were delayed, according to tracker FlightAware. Airlines operating in and out of New York City allowed passengers to make one-time changes to flights without a fee, while subways with overland sections were not operating.

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Public schools were closed in New York, Boston and Philadelphia ahead of the storm which was expected to dump up to two feet of snow over certain areas.

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