Hundreds of flights canceled at Atlanta airport

Good Samaritan Sammy Rouchdi pushes stranded motorist Cameron Scheeler up an iced over hill on Womack Road after he became stuck on the ice trying to get home on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Dunwoody. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Curtis Compton)
Good Samaritan Sammy Rouchdi pushes stranded motorist Cameron Scheeler up an iced over hill on Womack Road after he became stuck on the ice trying to get home on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Dunwoody. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Curtis Compton)

ATLANTA (AP) — For a third straight day, Atlanta’s airport is leading all others in the number of canceled flights.

A total of more than 400 of today’s scheduled flights in and out of the airport had been cancelled by 6 a.m. Eastern time. That’s according to data from the flight tracking service Flight Aware showed. Many of those flights were cancelled before the day began.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world’s busiest and a major hub for Delta Air Lines.

Delta officials say passengers traveling through Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, the Carolinas and Texas may make free one-time changes to their tickets.

Today’s flight cancellations come after a snow and ice storm struck metro Atlanta around the lunch hour on Tuesday.

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