Tuesday , April 16 2024

Blizzard Snarls Air Travel Across the Country

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Brace yourselves if you’re headed east. A huge storm has moved in and travelers will have problems moving out.<br /><br />The northeastern United States are locked down as a blizzard dumps what could end up being as much as three feet of snow in some areas.<br /><br />New York’s subway system is shut down. Highways from New Jersey to New England are closing. And major airlines have cancelled thousands of flights.<br /><br />Millions of people throughout the northeast are hunkering down, in the shadow of a massive winter storm that’s crippled much of the region.<br /><br />Seven states are under blizzard warnings. Thousands of flights have been canceled. Travelers grounded and their plans up in the air.<br /><br />&quot;We have planes, trains and automobiles to get us home – at some point we will get there,&quot; said Michelle Johnson who is traveling from Boston.<br /><br />So far, no flight delays reported out of Fresno Yosemite International Airport.<br /><br />Maggie Troescher of Clovis was pleased to hear her husbands flight was arriving on time. &quot;I was really concerned, I thought he would have a problem flying out of minneapolis or getting his flight connection in Denver because of the storms,&quot; Troescher said.<br /><br />Major airlines including United and American are waiving for their usual fee if travelers need to change their flights because of the storm.<br /><br />Flights from lax to the northeast were cancelled. A family from Boston says they couldn’t wait to go home after a wonderful trip to Southern California. They were supposed to fly out at three this afternoon but were told their flight was cancelled.<br /><br />&quot;She said no flights are not only going anywhere today, tomorrow. We’re not leaving here until wednesday at 9:50 pm that’s when we leave. I’m really upset but there is nothing they can do right?&quot; Tanya Barcal said.<br /><br />Troescher says she’s dealt with weather troubles like this on her own travels.<br /><br />&quot;I flew out of New York a few times during a snowstorm and the flight was many hours late so I missed my connection,&quot; Troescher said.<br /><br />Once the powerful Nor’ester hits, it could shut down the nation’s busiest hubs through the end of the week.<br /></div>

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