Travel Alert February 2020: Winter Weather Affects Midwestern United States and Southeastern Canada

If the midwestern United States and southeastern Canada are in your travel plans over the next couple of 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 a winter storm.

Travel Alert February 2020: Winter Weather Affects Midwestern United States and Southeastern Canada

A winter storm has been ushering in snow from eastern Kansas and extreme southeastern Nebraska all the way to the Canadian Maritime provinces; and from southern Ontario to extreme northwestern New Jersey.

Although up to ten inches of snow can potentially accumulate in local areas of northeastern Missouri all the way to Nova Scotia — all of which includes Syracuse, Burlington, Cleveland, Bangor, Chicago, Detroit, Québec, and Montréal — blizzards consisting of gusty winds and whiteout conditions have been occurring in some of these areas.

Meanwhile, torrential rains, thunderstorms, tornado watches, flood watches, and flood warnings have been plaguing the southeastern United States and the east coast of the United States from the same storm system. Expect travel to be interrupted in these regions as well.

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If the midwestern United States and southeastern Canada are in your travel plans over the next couple of days, expect delays and cancellations of flights. Keep up to date on the latest information pertaining to this winter weather system which may 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 the affected areas, watch out for deteriorating weather conditions and traffic problems.

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

Summary

Additional airlines may issue travel waivers as a result of this winter weather system as it tracks its way eastward across the United States.

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 ©2010 by Brian Cohen.

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