Thousands of flights delayed as storm system hits US

People traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday ran into delayed and canceled flights as bad weather hit a portion of the United States.

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Nearly 7,000 flights were delayed or canceled on Sunday alone, with most delayed, the airplane tracking site reported.

Nearly 1,800 flights had been delayed by Monday morning due to weather. Sixty-six flights have been canceled.

The volume of Thanksgiving travel was higher this year than in the past two years as COVID-19 pandemic restrictions eased. Nearly 55 million people were expected to travel 50 miles or more from their homes this Thanksgiving weekend, according to AAA.