A large number of holiday travelers were stranded at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) as wet and windy weather across the country created lengthy delays for flights, authorities said on Wednesday.
Most of the stranded travelers were heading for the snowy Northwest and Chicago, according to the Federal Aviation Authority(FAA).
Departures from LAX to Chicago O'Hare International Airport had an average delay of one hour and 25 minutes due to heavy snow and ice in Chicago, said the FAA.
Meanwhile, LAX departures to San Francisco International Airport were delayed by an average of one hour and 20 minutes, the FAA reported, adding that the delays were primarily caused by high winds.
In addition to San Francisco and Chicago-bound flights, all general departures and arrivals at LAX had delays of up to 15 minutes, the FAA reported.
Stormy weather have blasted cities across the country in the past few days, causing flight delays and cancellations at many airports.
At the LAX passenger terminals, some passengers have been camping out for days, trying to get onto re-scheduled flights.