New Year’s Storm Promises Flight Delays, Cancellations, and Poor Driving Conditions
The eighth winter storm of the season is already hitting the Midwest and the Northeast United States, leaving flight delays and cancellations in its wake. The storm is already impacting Chicago with snow and wind and will impact cities as far south as Kansas City and St. Louis.
The first storm of 2014 is expected to cause hundreds of additional cancellations and thousands of delays, impacting thousands of travelers returning from holiday trips.
Over 170 flights in and out of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport were cancelled Tuesday, and over 500 flights were delayedThe storm will first impact Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan, and Chicago, by Friday, could see as much as 12” of snow.
A lot of the Northeast will see 8” to 12” and but some parts of New York, Vermont, and Massachusetts could see as much as 18” by Friday.
New York City will see snow starting Thursday going into Friday, with accumulations ranging from 3” to 5”, with 5” to 8” in the northern suburbs.
Gusty winds will cause blowing snow and poor visibility in many areas, as well as very cold wind chills. Temperatures in many areas will be 0° F (-18° C) by Friday. Driving conditions will be poor in many areas as a result.
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