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Major Nor’easter Expected To Lock Down Travel In The Northeast

Major Nor’easter, a snowstorm that could easily be one of the biggest in the last 100 years is expected to hit the area between Maine and New Jersey Monday and Tuesday this week.

So far, more than 1,400 flights have already been cancelled for Monday, with more than a thousand Tuesday flights being cancelled as well. These numbers are expected to rise, as more and more airlines decide to ground their planes due to the blizzard at the door.

The storm system is moving northward and the greatest impact on the Northeast is expected on Monday evening and Tuesday when strong winds and extremely heavy snow will reign supreme. For instance, the snow is expected to be up to 2 or even 3 feet high in some parts of the Northeast.

Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio is warning the residents, “Prepare for something worse than we have seen before. Prepare to be safe. Take every precaution. Now is the time to get ready for this extreme weather.”

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency is also doing everything they can to minimize the effects and ensure the roads stay clear.

As a result of the oncoming blizzard, a number of airlines have come out with travel advisories, companies like US Airways, Jet Blue, Southwest, Delta and American.

Moreover, many of the airlines have said that they will waive cancellation and flight change fees for all flights scheduled to land in the cities which are in the blizzard’s path.

In short, if it is not absolutely necessary, forget about traveling in the Northeast for the next few days.


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