FedEx, UPS warn severe winter storm could delay holiday packages, and airlines cut more flights

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FedEx, UPS warn severe winter storm could delay holiday packages, and airlines cut more flights

PUBLISHED FRI, DEC 23 20229:37 AM ESTUPDATED 37 MIN AGO

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  • FedEx and UPS warned customers that holiday deliveries could arrive late because of bad winter weather.
  • Snow, sleet, high winds or bitter cold has swept through much of the U.S.
  • More than 6,000 U.S. flights have been canceled and more than 20,000 delayed this week.

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FedEx warns customers some holiday weekend packages could be delayed

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FedEx and United Parcel Service warned that packages could be delayed as a massive winter storm brought high winds, bitter cold and snow to large swaths of the U.S. ahead of Christmas weekend.

The severe weather was already snarling air travel during what is expected to be a busy week for airlines.

“FedEx Express experienced substantial disruptions at our Memphis and Indianapolis hubs last night due to severe winter weather that has been moving across the United States,” FedEx said Friday. It said packages set for delivery on Friday and Saturday, which is Christmas Eve, could be delayed across the U.S.

UPS said severe weather “across several regions of the U.S. are impacting the UPS Air and Ground network, including UPS hubs in Louisville, Kentucky and Rockford, Illinois. As a 

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