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Dozens of flights canceled from Tampa Bay area due to nor'easter

Dozens of flights canceled from Tampa Bay area due to nor'easter”

The bad weather will be accompanied with hazards including possible whiteout conditions, moderate coastal flooding and power outages. Why do you need to know?

JetBlue Airways, with major operations in Boston and NY, had already canceled more than 600 flights scheduled for Tuesday, FlightAware said. We also talked with a man who was trying to get to Houston, Texas but his flight was canceled because of the domino effect. The storm is expected to bring wind gusts of up to 40 miles per hour, threatening power outages and coastal flooding. Of course, more cancellations are expected.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency Tuesday for all of New York's 62 counties, including New York City's five boroughs.

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Meteorologists have predicted as much as 50cm worth of snowfall in New York City between Monday and Tuesday evening, while there are also warnings for severe winds. The weather won't be warming up through the week so delays and cancellations could extend into early Wednesday. Other cancellations at Upstate New York airports were flights from Boston, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, New York City, Philadelphia, Orlando and other cities along the East Coast. There is no extra fee as long as you book in the same cabin.

Freezing rain was reported farther south in the mid-Atlantic, including parts of Washington, DC, leading to an accumulation of up to one-quarter inch of ice at Baltimore - Washington International Airport. Another 23 flights scheduled to arrive in New Orleans are canceled. A difference in fare may apply, but the change fee, which is usually $200, has been waived. But it's not just not flights into and out of the Northeast that are impacted. Travelers must have bought their ticket by March 12 if they were scheduled to fly through Chicago or by March 10 if they were scheduled to fly through the northeastern U.S.

- More than 5,000 flights from around the country were canceled due to the nor'easter, leaving many travelers grounded.



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