Travel Alert February 2018: Another Winter Storm to Affect Northeastern United States

If the northeastern United States is in your travel plans over the weekend, 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 February 2018: Another Winter Storm to Affect Northeastern United States

Snow is expected from the easternmost tip of Iowa all the way to southwestern New Brunswick and western Nova Scotia; and as far south as the northernmost tip of Virginia. As much as six inches of snow is expected in areas such as Harrisburg, Worcester, Stroudsburg, Providence, Hartford and Boston. Up to three inches are expected elsewhere — including New York, Philadelphia, Albany, Pittsburgh, Newark, Portland, Syracuse, Baltimore and the District of Columbia.

The snow will not last long once it is on the ground, as warmer than normal temperatures are forecast to follow the winter storm — which is moving quickly — and should melt it in little time in many areas.

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If you are traveling to the northeastern United States over the weekend, 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 three airlines — not counting JetBlue Airways — which have issued travel alerts as a result of this weather system:



Because this winter storm is moving fast through the affected areas and the warming trend which is expected to follow, I do not expect additional airlines to issue travel alerts — but I also would not be surprised if they did. If or when that happens, I intend to pass the updated information along to you.

In the meantime, 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.

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

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