Travel Alert April 2017: Snowstorm to Affect Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada

A tlanta may have traffic problems to come for the foreseeable future due to the collapse of a portion of Interstate 85; but travelers and motorists in portions of the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada will have their own problems as nature throws what could literally be a cruel April Fool joke: a major snowstorm threatens to disrupt early Spring on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

Travel Alert April 2017: Snowstorm to Affect Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada

If Vermont, New Hampshire, portions of northeastern New York state, northern Massachusetts, western Maine, southeastern Ontario and southern Québec 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 as much as twelve inches of snow expected to blanket the aforementioned areas.

Higher elevations can expect even more accumulations of snow.

Airports which are expected to experience interruptions and delays in operations include — but are not limited to — those in New York, Boston, Albany, Providence, Syracuse, Portland, Newark, Manchester, Rochester, Burlington, Québec, Ottawa and Montréal.

In a completely separate weather development, the airports which serve Denver and Colorado Springs — as well as several other local airports in Colorado — also have travel alerts issued by some airlines.

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If you are traveling to anywhere in 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 six airlines which have issued travel alerts as a result of this winter weather system:


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.

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