(CNN) — Friday’s winter weather continues to disrupt holiday travel across the United States, with travelers facing delays and cancellations during one of the busiest times of the year.
Chicago and Denver airports saw a ton of cancellations and delays on Thursday. Snow and ice at Chicago O’Hare International Airport averaged about three hours of delays on Thursday.
Record low temperatures were recorded in several locations in the west and south on Thursday.
Arctic explosions and rapidly intensifying winter storms have come at an unfortunate time for travelers looking to join family and friends for the holidays.
Train and bus services are also a hit
Amtrak has also been forced to delay or cancel passenger service on some routes in the Midwest and Northeast.
“Customers who have reservations for trains that are being changed will generally be accommodated for trains with similar departure times or on different dates,” Amtrak said in a notice.
“Amtrak will waive the surcharge for customers attempting to modify reservations during the modified schedule by calling the Reservations Center at 1-800-USA-RAIL.”
Meanwhile, Greyhound, the largest provider of intercity bus services, issued a service alert on Thursday warning customers traveling through the Midwest over the next two days that their trip could be delayed or canceled altogether. did.
Bus companies list more than a dozen cities as affected, from West Virginia to Minnesota. They include:
• Charleston, West Virginia
• Danville, Illinois
• Davenport, Iowa
• Kansas City
• St. Louis
• Wichita, Kansas
Above Image: Travelers arriving at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on December 22, 2022. Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP/Getty Images
Ross Levitt, Dave Hennen, Greg Wallace, Paul P. Murphy, and Carol Alvarado contributed to this report.