Travel Alert March 2018: Yet Another Major Winter Storm to Affect Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada

Talk about March Madness, as here we go again.

After having just suffered through two major winter storms and still recovering, the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada are already gearing up for yet another major storm during the last days of winter; so if those regions 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 the third winter storm this month in fewer than two weeks.

Travel Alert March 2018: Yet Another Major Winter Storm to Affect Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada

Although this new winter storm will be significant, it will not be as powerful overall as the last two winter storms which impacted upon the regions and caused at least nine fatalities — power outages are still prevalent in many areas — primarily due to the center of the storm forecast to be further east; but blizzard conditions are expected for the eastern New England region; and heavier snow is once again forecast for both the eastern New England and southeastern Canada regions.

Up to 24 inches of snow in blizzard conditions is possible for cities such as Providence, Boston, Manchester, Portland, Augusta and Bangor as well as most of the province of New Brunswick and the northern tip of Prince Edward Island — even more snow in some local areas is not out of the question — while up to a foot of snow is forecast for such cities as Worcester, Burlington, Montréal and Halifax.

As much as six inches of snow is predicted for cities such as Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, Hartford, New Haven, Huntington and Québec; while cities such as New York, Newark, Philadelphia and Toronto could receive up to three inches of snow.

Power outages, tree damage, minor coastal flooding and beach erosion will occur in some areas of the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada — and travel in general will most certainly be disrupted.

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If you are traveling to the northeastern United States and 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 eleven airlines which have issued travel alerts as a result of this weather system:

Summary

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.

Are you ready for spring to finally appear?

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

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