Travel Alert March 2017: Winter Storm to Affect Northeastern United States

I f the southern portion of the northeastern United States is 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 — as winter is not yet over in significant portions of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, northern New Jersey, southern New York and southeastern Massachusetts, upon which a storm is expected to descend.

Travel Alert March 2017: Winter Storm to Affect Northeastern United States

As much as six inches of snow is expected to blanket cities such as Hartford, Providence, Boston, Pittsburgh and New York. In some areas, the inclement weather will start off as rain before transitioning to snow. Reduced visibility is expected to result in delays and cancellations of flights on Friday, March 10, 2017.

Winter weather is also expected as far south as Nashville; but that is not expected to occur until Saturday, March 11, 2017. Travel alerts are not posted by any airline at this time; but up to six inches of snow is expected this weekend in cities such as Saint Louis, Evansville, Louisville, Lexington and Roanoke.

The extreme northern portions of Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina may experience a dusting of snow at most this weekend; but nothing which would potentially significantly impede upon travel.

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If you are traveling to anywhere in southern portion of the northeastern United States 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 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.

Photograph ©2011 by Brian Cohen.

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