Blizzard warning prompting some flight cancellations
(Cleveland) -- Because of the blizzard warning posted for the nation's northeast, 25 percent of the flights headed to that part of the country have been canceled. Jackie Mayo of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport says that affects flights from Cleveland that are headed to Philadelphia, New York, Boston, as well as most of New England.
Mayo tells WTAM 1100 that even some flights headed west are affected, as those flights may originate in the east then stop in Cleveland before a final destination such as Chicago or Minneapolis.
She says, as the day progresses, and the storm hits, that's when airline passengers will see even more cancellations. Mayo says those on affected flights are receiving phone calls and text messages from their airline, but it doesn't hurt to check the airline's web site or give them a phone call before you head to the airport.
As for conditions at Cleveland Hopkins Airport, Mayo says things are fine. Very little deicing was being done Friday morning because the temperature had not yet dropped.
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