Travel Alert February 2018: Winter Storm to Affect Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada

If the northeastern United States and 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 February 2018: Winter Storm to Affect Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada

Snow is expected from eastern portions of Iowa and Missouri all the way to the Canadian Maritime provinces of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and the northern half of Nova Scotia. As much as a foot of snow is expected in areas such as Syracuse, Albany, Montpelier and Concord; while Toronto, Montréal, Buffalo, Pittsburgh and Manchester could receive as much as six inches of snow.

Meanwhile, a narrow swath of the United States from northern Texas to southern New Hampshire could receive a coating of ice. Included in this area are Louisville, Worcester, Hartford, Evansville and Cincinnati; while New York, Boston, Philadelphia and the District of Columbia are forecast to experience an icy mix of winter precipitation.

Much of the southeastern United States will experience mainly rain, which could still potentially cause interruptions in air travel.

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 two 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 — especially as this storm is moving eastward. 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 ©2011 by Brian Cohen.

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