Snow Blankets Northeast, Cancelling Flights and Stranding Super Bowl Fans
The winter’s 13th storm will leave snow behind in as many as 30 states, ending late Monday as it moves out to sea. The next storm will not be far behind, and is expected to impact central and eastern states Tuesday and Wednesday.
As of 9:15 a.m., over 1,100 flights had already been cancelled, and 726 had been delayed on Monday according to FlightStats, a flight tracking service.
Many fans that flew in for Sunday night’s Super Bowl in New Jersey could be stranded for a time, as airlines operating out of Newark Liberty International Airport have already canceled almost 300 flights in and out of the airport. In addition, LaGuardia saw 289 cancellations and 52 delayed departures.
The Philadelphia hub has been greatly impacted this morning as well, with Philadelphia International Airport seeing a total of 297 cancellations and 23 delays.
Newark has gotten around 2” of snow in the past 24 hours, and can expect approximately 4” to 6” more later today. New York City, which has 2” of snow on the ground, could possibly see between 5” and 8” of additional accumulation throughout the day.
Further south, Philadelphia has 1” on the ground so far, and could likely see between 4” and 6” more today. Further north in Boston, not as much of the white stuff will be seen, with only 1” to 2” expected by the end of the day.
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