Nor’easter Causes Cancellation Of 139 Flights Out Of Tampa International

Northern Storm Is Affecting Flights Out Of Florida

It seems the groundhog, Punxutawney Phil, was right when he predicted six more weeks of winter. A nor’easter came down on the mid-Atlantic and the Northeast early Tuesday resulting in flight cancellations, school closures and warnings to stay off the roads.

Monday night into Tuesday morning Tampa International Airport started reporting delays and cancellations due to the severe weather up north.

Come Tuesday morning TIA started reporting even more delays and cancellations. As of 7:20 a.m. there were a total 139 flight cancellations and 11 flight delays.

TIA highly recommends passengers check the status of their flight before heading to the airport. Travelers can check their flight here.

More Cancellations Out Of Airports All Over Florida

TIA isn’t the only airport seeing cancellations due to the winter storm. As of late last night Orlando International Airport reported flight changes as well. Travelers can check their flight status from OIA here.

Even further south, Miami International Airport reported scheduling disruptions due to the weather. Anyone flying out of Miami-Dade can check their flights here.

Transportation All Across The Country Disrupted By Winter Storm

An airline-tracking website called FlightAware reported more than 5,000 flights were canceled on Tuesday as a result of the weather up north. Even Amtrak canceled service up and down the Northeast area and portions of the above-ground subway system in New York City were shut down.

Streets Department crews load salt in preparations for an expected winter snow storm in Philadelphia, Monday, March 13, 2017. A powerful nor’easter could bring blizzard conditions and more than a foot of snow to some parts of the Northeast, proving that winter is not done yet. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

In Washington, D.C. the U.S. Office of Personnel Management reported a three-hour delayed arrival for non-emergency employees at federal offices in surrounding areas. Over in Chicago there was an almost 30 car pileup on the Kennedy Expressway on Tuesday morning due to bad driving conditions.

Schools in the affected areas were also closed all day Tuesday.

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Allison Leslie is a University of South Florida graduate with a bachelors degree in Mass Communications. She joined Genesis in 2016. With a passion for sports, Allison has interned with 620 WDAE, Pewter Report, Trifecta Team: St. Petersburg Bowl, Bullscast, and many other publications. Being a native to the Bay Area, she has followed and supported Tampa Bay teams her whole life.