The storm system in the northeast is forecast to bring blizzard conditions to where 50 million people live and work.
Sleet and strong winds battered New York City and much of the Northeast on Tuesday, as officials scrambled to deal with the late-winter storm.
Operations at the three major NY airports halted early this morning after snow began falling just after midnight, Tuesday morning. American Airlines flight from Philadelphia to Orlando, you’re out of luck.
After more than 7,000 flight cancellations Tuesday due to the winter storm, airlines are beginning to resume operations.
Tuesday, RDU saw nearly half of its approximately 400 daily flights canceled because of the weather elsewhere, RDU spokesman Andrew Sawyer said.
With the blizzard on track to hit North Jersey and NY on Tuesday, officials at airports and trains have advised travelers to check-in or reschedule.
Some areas may reveive more than a foot of snow, according to the National Weather Service.
According to flight tracking website flightaware.com there have been thousands of delays and cancellations already this week. Even flights into Washington Reagan National were delayed or cancelled. “The agency has made extensive plans to accommodate what is anticipated to be significant numbers of LaGuardia passengers who need to rebook flights for Wednesday and later in the week”.
The storm may be moving out, but the problems may be just beginning at Newark Liberty International and other area airports, officials said.
Crews happily take on anything the weather can throw at them to make sure the Hancock Airport remains open for business. Southwest Airlines grounded more than 1,300 flights through Wednesday. For Tuesday, almost 120 flights had already been scrapped by Sunday afternoon with hundreds more likely to come.
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