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Melanie Lieberman
March 07, 2018

The second nor’easter in less than a week, dubbed Winter Storm Quinn, is churning along the East Coast right now, bringing with it a mix of heavy snow and rain, and strong winds. And for the second week in a row, the severe winter weather is impeding travel plans all along the eastern corridor.

According to the most recent tally of flight cancellations from the live flight tracking website FlightAware, at least 2,373 flights have already been canceled today. Conditions are expected to deteriorate throughout the day and into Thursday morning, meaning more cancellations and delays are likely to follow.

Winter Storm Quinn Projections

Snowfall rates are expected to tick up to one or two inches per hour, and at least six inches are expected in New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, eastern Pennsylvania, and eastern New York by the end of the storm.

Certain forecasts are even anticipating as much as 18 inches of accumulation by the time the storm blows out on Thursday.

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Flight Cancellations and Alerts

All of the major domestic airlines — including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and JetBlue — have issued similar fee waivers in response to Winter Storm Quinn.

Travelers flying to and from airports in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and — in some cases — Maine and Vermont can rebook their travel without paying a change fee or the difference in fare.

While New York City’s three major airports have been mostly dealing with a wintry mix, the rain and sleet are quickly beginning to turn to snow. These airports have already been those hardest hit by the intensifying nor’easter.

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Newark Liberty International Airport

Fifty-one percent of flights scheduled to depart from Newark today have been canceled, according to stats calculated by FlightAware.

LaGuardia Airport

At this time, 49 percent of flights out of LaGuardia have been canceled — as have 50 percent of all incoming flights.

John F. Kennedy International Airport

Faring slightly better than other New York City-area airports, JFK has reported a 41 percent cancellation rate for both departing as well as incoming flights.

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