More than 1,700 flights have been canceled as the winter storm hits the US

(CNN) More than 1,700 flights were canceled as the winter storm hit the US on Wednesday, with disruptions expected to continue into Thursday.

By the end of the day, there were a total of 1,771 flights According to the flight tracking site, there were cancellations in and out of the United States FlightAware. Regional carrier SkyWest, which operates in partnership with United, Delta, American and Alaska Airlines, has canceled more than 400 flights. Delta canceled more than 300 flights, while Southwest canceled close to 290.

Meanwhile, more than 6,400 flights were delayed on Wednesday.

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Denver International Airport and Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport were the hardest hit, according to FlightAware. Toronto Pearson International Airport, Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport in Canada also experienced disruptions.

Nearly 700 Thursday flights had already been canceled as of 2:20 a.m. ET.

Published by Southwest Airlines Winter weather discounts for About a dozen airports.

Delta Airlines has declined Upper Midwest Winter Weather And Rocky and hilly regions Winter weather.

American Airlines And United This week has also offered winter weather exemptions for travel.

After winter weather warnings were issued for 29 states, including California, Minnesota and Maine, aviation was disrupted as part of a three-day storm with severe ice, bitter cold and sleet warnings.

The Minneapolis, Minnesota area is at risk of at least 15 inches of snow, with the National Weather Service in Minnesota’s Twin Cities warning that the powerful storm will “primarily blow Wednesday through Thursday and bring widespread snow with sleet.”

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Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified Delta Air Lines.

CNN’s Aya Elamroussi also contributed to this article

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