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Tuesday: Flight cancellations soar, 8000 since Sunday

Tuesday: Flight cancellations soar, 8000 since Sunday

One woman whose flight was cancelled told WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Carl Stevens she didn't have the money for a hotel-so she was stuck in the airport until at least Wednesday morning.

The National Weather Service reported that the Nor'easter that delivered heavy snows from Washington to ME on Tuesday had weakened and was leaving the region.

Monday several flights arrived and departed without weather related problems unless they were from NY or Philadelphia.

"A change in the path of Tuesday's winter storm is sparing New Yorkers from the 16 to 20 inches predicted a day earlier by Mayor de Blasio".

Associated Press, citing airline-tracking website FlightAware, reported that more than 5,000 flights on Tuesday had been axed.

For those planning to take Amtrak, service for the Vermonter is cancelled for Tuesday and Wednesday.

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A state of emergency was issued in four states across the northeast as Winter Storm Stella is set to slam the area up until early Wednesday morning.

If forecasts are accurate, airports like New York's JFK, LaGuardia, Newark, and Boston's Logan airports could stop flights for much of Tuesday.

As of 9:30 a.m. Monday, Southwest has also already canceled 116 Wednesday flights.

New York City public schools - the largest school system in the United States - canceled classes on Tuesday.

American Airlines, along with its regional partners, canceled more than 450 flights Monday and 1,450 flights Tuesday, the airline said. "Travelers without confirmed flights should not come to LaGuardia, Kennedy or Newark Liberty airports", Port Authority officials said in a statement. Even Chicago was seeing storm-related cancellations continue for a second consecutive day at both O'Hare and Midway. Most of the cancellations and delays were due to weather in other cities.


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