Travel Alert December 2017: Winter Weather to Impact the Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada

If the northeastern United States or southeastern Canada are in your travel plans over the next few days, you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to the weather — due to the effects resulting from a winter storm.

Travel Alert December 2017: Winter Weather to Impact the Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada

The same weather system which socked the southeastern United States with an unusually early and heavy snowfall event will bring as much as ten inches of snow to as many as 18 states and three provinces, which is almost certain to disrupt travel and delay or cancel hundreds of flights.

Cities expected to be affected by this winter storm include New York, Philadelphia, Providence, Washington, Newark, Buffalo, Boston, Richmond, Albany, Baltimore and Manchester. Slippery roads and reduced visibility are expected; and power outages are possible.

Temperatures are not expected to be brutally cold, generally ranging from the 20s at night to the 40s — in Fahrenheit — during the day on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Also, no strong winds are forecast; so blowing snow will not be an issue.

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If you are traveling to the northeastern United States or southeastern Canada over the next few days, expect delays and cancellations of flights. Keep up to date on the latest information pertaining to this winter weather system which may adversely affect your travel plans. Better yet, postponing or canceling your trip might be a better option — no matter which mode of travel you plan on taking.

If you have a flight scheduled, your flight may be delayed or canceled — and you may be eligible for a waiver of a fee to change your itinerary. If you are driving in any of these areas, watch out for deteriorating weather conditions and traffic problems.

Here are eight airlines which have issued travel alerts as a result of this weather system:

Summary

Expect additional airlines to issue travel alerts within the next 24 hours. Other airports in the northeastern United States may be added to the travel advisories.

Be sure to contact your airline or transportation provider for the latest information pertaining to your travels — if they are adversely affected — and please: travel safely.

Source: National Weather Service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States.

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